Flight of the Navigator remake


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Disney is readying another launch of sci-fi adventure movie "Flight of the Navigator."

Brad Copeland is writing the remake, which is being produced by Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.

The movie grossed only $17 million when it was released but was later rediscovered on VHS, becoming a cult hit.

John Hyde, who executive produced the first one, steps into the same role for the new version.

Mandeville's senior vp Albert Page will help oversee development and exec produce. Kristin Burr is overseeing for Disney.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...985e79ab55c8b4a

Dear Lord yes!

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Two of Sundance 2012's breakout stars are preparing for another adventure, as the "Safety Not Guaranteed" team of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been hired to rewrite Disney's "Flight of the Navigator" remake, which will be developed with as a potential directing vehicle for Trevorrow.

Directed by Randal Kleiser, the original 1986 sci-fi pic followed a 12 year-old boy who goes missing and reappears eight years later having not aged a day. At the same time, an alien spacecraft crashes nearby, which may explain the boy's disappearance.

Joey Cramer starred in the original alongside Veronica Cartwright and Sarah Jessica Parker, while Paul Reubens provided the voice of the flying saucer's pilot. Brad Copeland ("Arrested Development") was hired to pen the first draft of the remake in May 2009.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing the remake through their Mandeville banner, which has a first-look deal at the Mouse House.

"'Flight of the Navigator' wasn't a seminal movie of my childhood but I remember liking it and the original meant a lot to Colin as a kid, so it's really his baby. It'll be good to have some balance so it's not two fanboys writing the movie," Connolly told Variety.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062737?refCatId=13

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In my head Flight of the Navigator was always more significant than ET in the children-meet-aliens genre. I always preferred it as a kid.

I only need one thing- Henson company designed aliens living in the compartments of the ship. I'll be happy then.

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