Hollywood continues to murder childhood memories.
It’s been a long time since we had news on Disney’s remake of the 1986 sci-fi adventure classic ‘Flight of the Navigator,’ so much so we had hoped that the project was to remain in development hell forever. Sadly that is not the case as Variety is reporting that Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the director-writer team behind the Sundance hit ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ have been hired to rewrite the script for the remake, with Trevorrow eyeing it as potential directing gig.
Directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, the original followed David Freeman (played by Joey Cramer), 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 David’s disappearance.
Grossing only $17 million when it was released, the film was later rediscovered when it hit VHS, becoming a cult hit.