Josh Gad shares an update on Rick Moranis with 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot: 'The budget got the better of us'

Josh Gad shares an update on Rick Moranis with ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ reboot: ‘The budget got the better of us’

Logo text

Josh Gad offered an update on the Honey, I shrunk the kids restart, Shrunkenin which he was supposed to co-star with original franchise star Rick Moranis.

“A lot of you ask me what’s going on with this movie,” the The beauty and the Beast the actor wrote on Twitter. “The truth is, we were inches from starting and then COVID hit, inches from starting over and then my schedule erupted with conflicts, inches from starting over and the budget got the better of us.”

He suggested that if people want to see the reboot come to life, they should contact Disney and let the company know they’re interested. Gad also shared an unofficial poster for the film.

Related stories

Shrunken would serve as a continuation of the original franchise, which included those from 1989 Baby, I shrunk the kids, Sequel from 1992 Honey, I blew up the boy and the 1997 direct-to-DVD sequel Honey, we’ve shrunk.

Gad was supposed to play the adult version of Nick Szalinski, the son of Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski. Joe Johnston, who directed the first episode, returned to direct the reboot, with David Hoberman producing and Todd Rosenberg writing the script. It would have taken place decades after the third film.

In the first film, “scientist father of a teenage girl and a boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teenagers to the size of insects,” according to the logline. “Now the boys have to fight off small dangers while their father searches for them.” The other two installments featured similar science projects by Wayne gone awry, such as his son growing to 100 feet tall and him and his wife shrinking.

The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Disney for comment.