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Marvel's "Ant-Man" Gets Competition from "The Incredible Shrinking Man" Remake

Posted: February 14th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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MGM just acquired the rights to Richard Matheson's classic sci-fi novel "The Shrinking Man" and is planning to develop an updated version of the story that was first adapted for the big screen as "The Incredible Shrinking Man" in 1957.

The book centers on a man who is exposed to radiation and insecticide and begins to shrink down to the size an insect. Matheson (I Am Legend), who turns 87 later this month, will write the screenplay with his son, Richard Matheson Jr, keeping the tone of the original story but updating it to modern times to reflect advancements such as nanotechnology.

This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise since Marvel is currently working on "Ant-Man," a superhero with powers to also shrink down to the size of an insect. In fact, Matheson's work was the inspiration for the character.

Source: THR


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Cinemaisdead writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 8:15:31 AM

Yeah, good luck competing against Marvel at the moment, especially since Ant Man is one of the Avengers and I'm sure will be marketed as such.

Also what's nano technology got to do with a man shrinking down to the size of an insect?
Power Ranger writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 9:21:26 AM

@Cinemaisdead: You say that, but actually my worry is that Marvel will rush theirs out just to prevent the loss of sales from a movie I'm sure they know is not a cash cow in the first place. We'll see.
Power Ranger writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 9:23:10 AM

And I read that as Michael Madsen the first time.
Cinemaisdead writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 12:02:05 PM

Power Ranger- Possibly, but Marvel are pretty much at the top of the pecking order in movies at the moment it's like the old Dreamworks vs Pixar scenario with the latter blatantly ripping off all of Pixar's decent films. People knew who the real deal was.
Stapes writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 2:23:44 PM

What are these two movies competing for exactly? Most unwanted comic book film adaptation?
Detrimental writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 3:52:16 PM

***Opening Scene***
Marvel Universe Scientist 1: "Hmm. Nanotechnology. We make... technology.. then shrink it."

Scientist 2: "Genius."
Scientist 3: "Brilliant."
Scientist 4: "Remarkable."
Scientist 5: "Are... people.. technology?"

***Blackscreen + The ding from Law & Order***
***Movie begins***
telur writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:43:31 PM

Honey, I Shrunk the Kid !!!
Power Ranger writes:
on February 15th, 2013 at 8:48:41 AM

@Cinemaisdead: You may have meant to say the former.

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