‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ director Joe Johnston is in negotiations to helm Disney’s upcoming reboot of the film franchise, ‘Shrunk’, with Josh Gad in talks to star. In the original film, Rick Moranis played the scientist and father who accidentally shrinks his teenage son and daughter, along with the two brothers from next door.
A one-hour rom-com procedural set in the Florida Panhandle is in the works at Fox. The network has issued a put pilot commitment to ‘Florida Man’, which centres around the loquacious, eccentric Bell Prescott, who hasn’t left the rambling property on the Apachicola River that he shares with his mother since a personal tragedy occurred five years ago. When Bell discovers a dead body, he’s forced to venture beyond his agoraphobic bound
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm and producer of scores of movies, will receive a prestigious BAFTA fellowship, the British Academy’s highest honor, February 2nd. Across a 40-year career, Kennedy has produced pictures that have garnered 25 Oscars and more than 100 BAFTA nominations and 27 wins. She’s worked with a who’s who of directors, including Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, and JJ Abrams. She became co-chair of Lucasfilm in 2012 before taking on the role of president.
In Theatres Today: ‘Frozen 2’ will win the weekend box office once again, likely bringing in between $30 million and $40 million.
… In theatres: The Aeronauts (PG-13); Playmobil: The Movie (PG)
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