Rick Moranis has been out of live-action movies for over 20 years now. After the movie Honey I Blew up the Baby, which was the 1997 sequel to the popular Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Rick took time away to take care of his sick wife who was suffering from Breast Cancer. When she passed away he officially retired from Hollywood to care for their 2 young kids. Rick said, “I’m a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage to raise my kids and to do the traveling involved in making movies.”
However, his break from acting ended up being a lot longer than even he expected. “So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn’t miss it.” He did do voice over projects during his time away, Brother Bear and Brother Bear 2. His most recent voice-over was in a 2018 role in an episode of The Goldbergs where he plays Dark Helmet.
Fast forward to 2020 now and the question is…Is Rick Moranis ready to do his first live-action movie in 23 years? If the rumors are true and he is in talks with Disney to reprise his role as inventor Wayne Zelinsky in the “Shrunk” series which funny enough is the title of the forthcoming movie. Here is the pitch for the new film according to Disney Insider.
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.
Will this movie star the actor we grew up loving in movies like Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Ghostbusters, and of course the Shrunk movies.
We will see very soon!
Stay tuned to All Everything Entertainment for updates on this project!!