Director found for new reboot of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
Joe Johnston is in talks to take charge of the new reboot of hit comedy Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.
Disney have enlisted Frozen star Josh Gad to lead the reboot, which will be set within the same universe as the original movie, though not a direct sequel.
Released in 1989, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids starred Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, a scientist and inventor, who accidentally shrinks his and his next-door neighbour's kids to a quarter of an inch with his electromagnetic shrinking machine and accidentally throws them out with the rubbish.
Having been thrown out, the kids are forced adventure through their back garden to return home while fending off insects and other massive-sized obstacles.
The original grossed over $220 million at the box office and yielded two sequels.
Johnston directed the original movie, but did not return for the sequels.
According to Variety, Disney spoke to other directors, but have now decided that they would like Johnston, who most recently oversaw reshoots on Nutcracker And The Four Realms, to pick up the baton once again.
Gad set to play the grown-up version of Wayne Szalinski’s son, Nick, in the new movie, which is set to be titled Shrunk.