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In 1956, Richard Matheson's novel, The Shrinking Man, was published. A year later the book was adapted to film as The Incredible Shrinking Man, and again in 1981 for The Incredible Shrinking Woman. The 1957 film was directed by Jack Arnold, and starred Grant Williams. Fast forward to now, and MGM has acquired the rights to Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man. What's most interesting is that Matheson (87 years-old) and his son, Richard Matheson Jr., will be writing the screenplay. While the film will receive a modern take, the tone will stay the same as the original - bleak. Richard Matheson is a legend in the science-fiction community as he contributed to Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," wrote the novel I Am Legend, and one of Steven Spielberg's most intense films, Duel. Describing the new iteration as “an existential action movie,” the elder Matheson says, “My original story was a »

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