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Richard Matheson is working on a reboot of The Incredible Shrinking Man at MGM

Feb. 13, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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Are you one of those people who long for quality Richard Matheson films to hit the big screen? This may be your lucky day. Matheson and his son are working to update his classic novel THE SHRINKING MAN, for MGM. The project is described as "an existential action movie" and will be the biggest Matheson movie since Will Smith's I AM LEGEND.

Previously filmed in 1957 as THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, the story centers on a man who is exposed to radiation and insecticide and begins to shrink. The Mathesons will modernize the story to reflect advancements such as nanotechnology.

Metheson had this to say about the new version:

My original story was a metaphor for how mans place in the world was diminishing. That still holds today, where all these advancements that are going to save us will be our undoing.

Universal owned the rights for years and was unable to remake it. Looking at the movies about shrunken people have not had that great of a run since the 1950s. HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS and INNERSPACE remain the lone box office succeses which have always been limited by special effects that could not realistically portray the world from the point of view of an ant.

The Mathesons will produce the film as well through their new company Matheson Entertainment. The classic science fiction author has so many great works, lets hope this is the first step in bringing them all to the movie screen.

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10:00AM on 02/14/2013

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This probably won't get made unless a studio sees franchise potential in it no matter how good the script.
This probably won't get made unless a studio sees franchise potential in it no matter how good the script.
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5:49PM on 02/13/2013

It's funny

Over 50 years later and the 3 scariest spider moments in film history are the shodown in this film, the ending to the original Fly and The Devil Rides Out. Even more funny is that 2 of those films were considered to have had bad effects even back then.

Richard Matheson is one of the greatest writers of horror and scifi that ever lived. While people love his work I don't think he's been given reconition he deserves. Just look at his bibliography (and please ignore Jaws 3D) and I'm sure
Over 50 years later and the 3 scariest spider moments in film history are the shodown in this film, the ending to the original Fly and The Devil Rides Out. Even more funny is that 2 of those films were considered to have had bad effects even back then.

Richard Matheson is one of the greatest writers of horror and scifi that ever lived. While people love his work I don't think he's been given reconition he deserves. Just look at his bibliography (and please ignore Jaws 3D) and I'm sure people will agree.
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