Re-Animator and From Beyond have become cult classics, but they were a means to an end for director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna. While they certainly enjoyed making them and were in no way embarrassed by them - Re-Animator was something Gordon had been trying to get made for a long time - they were meant, like many independent films, to get the notice of larger studios. Their gambit worked, and no less than Disney hired them to make a blockbuster family film, which turned out to be Honey, I Shrunk the Kids . Gordon and Yuzna wrote the script, and Gordon was set to direct. Unfortunately, while scouting locations in Mexico, Gordon took ill. With Gordon unable to fulfill his directing role Yuzna was fired as well. This was Brian Yuzna's first, and only, attempt at working for a big studio. Disgusted with the treatment he continued to work on another project he had been developing called The Men , in which women suddenly realize that every male on Earth is an alien.