Kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s will remember Rick Moranis from such movies as 'Ghostbusters'; 'Little Shop of Horrors'; 'Spaceballs'; 'The Flinstones'; and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids', as well as its sequels. But then he disappeared for years. We even did a deep-dive on what happened to the actor a few years back.
Most recently, movie fans questioned whether Rick Moranis might return to the big screen for the latest 'Ghostbusters' reboot, titled 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.
But it looks like the actor will make his comeback with the 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids' franchise instead.
The movie trilogy starring Moranis hit screens between 1989 and 1997. There was also a spin-off TV series which ran for three seasons between 1997 and 2000.
Now the franchise is getting the reboot slash legacy sequel treatment. Moranis is close to sealing a deal to return as mad scientist Wayne Szalinski.
'Shrunk' marks the third sequel to the original 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids'. 'Frozen' star Josh Gad is attached to play Nick Szalinski, the grown-up son of Moranis' character. Nick is an aspirational scientist himself and ends up, you've guessed it, accidentally shrinking his kids, Wayne's grandchildren.
Joe Johnston, who made his directorial debut with 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' and went on to helm 'Captain America: The First Avenger', is set to return as well.
Deadline also reports that the movie will be made for theatrical release now, not Disney+ as originally planned.