It was the year 1989 when the filmmaker Joe Johnson’s comic science fiction ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’ became one of the hottest topics of discussion amongst the cinemagoers. The film when released enjoyed a successful theatrical run and was also declared a super-hit. The film’s sequel which has been titled Shrunk has actor Josh Gad in lead.
Josh Gad recently admitted that he is quite frustrated following the halt in Shrunk’s production due to the global pandemic. The sequel is one of the most awaited releases in Hollywood. As per a report from newsbring.com, Jad was quoted saying, “It’s a frustrating thing because obviously, production is shut down. But I’m very hopeful that our film, which was already deep in pre-production, gets back to it very soon. And with the amazing Joe Johnston returning to the director’s chair, I would say get ready. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride.”
Shrunk will be helmed by filmmaker Joe Johnson, who made his directorial debut with the original, ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’. With the sequel veteran actor Rick Moranis, who has played the lead in all three films of the hit franchise, will be making his comeback in acting after two decades.
Talking about Rick, Josh Gad said, “My mandate was that we can only do it if we can get Rick out of retirement. So I basically spent the better part of a year begging and pleading with Rick along with my partners to come and create magic again. The day he said yes was one of the great days of my life creatively.”
Josh Gad who will be seen playing son to Rick Moranis’ character Wayne Szalinski, further added, “It’s an incredible script. It’s a true sequel to the original film and one that sees me as a grown Nick Szalinski, Wayne’s son, having to confront the whole new obstacle that calls upon our family’s legacy of unexpectedly shrinking things that we wish we hadn’t.”