It has been a while since we have heard anything in regards to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids continuation film “Shrunk”. When Josh Gad was doing an interview earlier this week, he was able to give a quick, although limited, update on the film.
“Fingers crossed think we’re going to hopefully be shooting early next year. That is the status right now. Now the status is ever changing but we’re all feeling really confident about it.” Gad
The film will take place around three decades after the original. Josh Gad will play the grown-up version of Wayne Szalinski’s son, Nick Szalinski, with Rick Moranis coming out of retirement to reprise his role as the scientist Wayne.
Here is the synopsis for Shrunk:
Aware that the family ties have loosened over time but seemingly afraid to confront anyone directly. He has been tinkering alone in his attic for decades, dealing with the grief of losing his wife. When we first meet him, he has accidentally shrunk himself and is flying around on a shrunken drone — seemingly lost in a continuous of tinkering and experimenting that often puts himself and his family in jeopardy. He later reveals he shut himself away to try and invent a solution to help shrink Diane’s cancer but found it hard to cope when he ran out of time. His guilt and shame is palpable. Through the crisis of the kids getting shrunk, the truth emerges and the bonds begin to redevelop between him and his kids.
We don’t have any release date yet, but we do know that it will head to theaters and not Disney+.