MGM is planning an updated version of the sci-fi classic The Incredible Shrinking Man. First brought to the screen in 1957, the movie will be adapted from Richard Matheson’s classic novel and who better to adapt the work than the author?
Richard Matheson, now 86 years old, and his son Richard Matheson Jr. will be working on the screenplay together. According to THR, they plan on “keeping the tone of the original story but updating it to modern times.” Originally set in the atomic age, they plan to modernize the work to include advancements like nanotechnology.
“My original story was a metaphor for how man’s place in the world was diminishing. That still holds today, where all these advancements that are going to save us will be our undoing,” the elder Matheson said.
Watch the trailer for the 1957 version: