Attention 80s nerds! one of your favorite Disney time-travel sci-fi adventure movies of the decade, Flight of The Navigator, is getting a remake. It was only a matter of time.
According to the report in Variety, the new version is coming from Lionsgate, and it will be written by Lucifer scribe Joe Henderson. At one point, Colin Tervorrow was on board to direct this, but now that things have changed (and hopefully people can tell Trevorrow is terrible), perhaps they will go in another direction.
This is fine, right? Anyone who remembered the Michael Eisner Sunday night Disney movie has seen this 1986 gem, about a young boy, Joey (Randal Kleiser), who must uncover what happened to him after he disappears in the woods and wakes up eight years later having not aged. His family had moved on, and he is left to the probing scientists who whisk him away to NASA.
It’s a great deal of fun, and the alien spacecraft is a real highlight. The effects hold up quite a bit more than the Pee-Wee Herman voice reference.
There’s no news as to the release date or director or cast for this new Flight of The Navigator. Stay tuned for the latest!