Richard Matheson reboots The Shrinking Man

I Am Legend’s Richard Matheson to reboot 1957 sci-fi classic The Incredible Shrinking Man

An iconic scene from 1957’s The Incredible Shrinking Man

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM are working on a reboot of the 1957 sci-fi classic The Incredible Shrinking Man, based on the 1956 novel by I Am Legend and Duel writer Richard Matheson.

Matheson will be writing the screenplay with his son, Richard Matheson Jr, and the tale will be updated for modern audiences.

Matheson described the story as “an existential action movie,” and added, “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. It’s one of those fantasy concepts that does not age.”

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