It looks like an update of Grant Williams' 1957 sci-fi classic is coming and director Brett Ratner may be in charge of it. Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertaiment has begun negotiations with Ratner to direct an update for The Incredible Shrinking Man, says the Hollywood Reporter. Eddie Murphy is set to star in the update and Imagine's Brian Grazer is set to produce. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay for the project, which had previously seen Pete Segal and Keenen Ivory Wayans in the director's chair.
Plot Concept: The update will be the comedic approach to the fantastical material, telling the story of a famous Las Vegas magician who is put under a spell that causes him to shrink. He must find a way to reverse the spell before he gets so small that he "disappears."
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