Colin Trevorrow To Helm Disney's FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR Remake

Colin Trevorrow To Helm Disney's FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR Remake

Well it ain't no Star Wars. Variety is reporting that Safety Not Guaranteed director, Colin Trevorrow, is being lined up to helm Disney's remake of the 1980 cult sci-fi classic, Flight Of The Navigator.

Colin Trevorrow has burst onto everyone's radar when an interview he gave in June surfaced. He said, "I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck."

Of course many of assumed that he was referring to Star Wars: Episode VII, but he quickly squashed those rumors. So which franchise could he be talking about, well Variety has gotten to the bottom of it and has discovered that he was talking about Flight Of The Navigator. They have learned that Disney has hired Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to rewrite the remake, from a script written by Brad Copeland (Arrested Development). The 1986 original is considered a cult classic and was directed by Randal Kleiser and starred Joey Cramer as David Freeman.

The Original's Plot - "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. "

Derek Connolly wrote the screenplay for Trevorrow's highly acclaimed Safety Not Guaranteed, and won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance. Connolly spoke with Variety about their new project, "'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."

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DaenerysTargaryen - 11/27/2012, 6:53 PM
Never heard of that film
marvel72 - 11/27/2012, 7:02 PM
i remember it,i enjoyed it when i was younger i don't know if i would now.
Banner - 11/27/2012, 7:16 PM
wow, the films of my youth.
Howlett - 11/27/2012, 7:17 PM
awesome I love this movie! :D
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 7:38 PM
good flick. Wasted resources though. [frick]N A ,MAKE SOMETHING NEW PLEEEASE.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 11/27/2012, 7:57 PM
NOOOOOOO!!!!!! this is just one of those films you could never remake! UGHHHHH
Cerebro - 11/27/2012, 8:03 PM
Let the remake's roll in.

Loved the movie as a kid, no need for a remake though.
Gunjin - 11/27/2012, 8:08 PM
I want another Goonies. NOT a remake.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/27/2012, 8:23 PM
Holy shit I remember this! I never knew the name I just remembered a kid in an alien body
darin1174 - 11/27/2012, 8:28 PM
Loved that movie! I remember pee wee Herman was the voice of the ship. They've GOT to bring him back.
Kayo - 11/27/2012, 8:34 PM
please don't.......
Boekelaar - 11/27/2012, 9:03 PM
I'm sure in ten years I'll be complaining that they're remaking movies from my youth...until that time I have no issues with this. They're not filming a new version and throwing out the original. It's going to bring new fans and mean greater access to the original such as a cool blu-ray with special features (hopefully).

I only get angry when they remake something that deserved a sequel or whatnot. Like if they were remaking Star Wars I'd burn Disney Studios to the ground.
Rowsdower - 11/27/2012, 9:14 PM
I hope they get Pee-Wee to come back for the voice over.
Luminus - 11/27/2012, 9:30 PM
^They won't. They'll overdo the special effects and make the robot pilot super futuristic, thereby draining all the "innocent" fun out of the movie.
continuezero - 11/27/2012, 9:40 PM
NOOOOO!! This is a classic in it's own similar to Howard the Duck. Please do not remake this, the original was one of my favorites.
Joe6Pack74 - 11/27/2012, 10:07 PM
I hate Disney.
mgeoff88 - 11/27/2012, 10:22 PM
They're remaking this!? I loved this movie as a kid! I can't believe they're remaking this smh.

I know there is also going to be a remake of Short Circuit... Another one of my favorite movies from my childhood.

Hollywood needs to get some original ideas.
QuietStorm - 11/27/2012, 11:59 PM
I always thought the air rafts pilot chair was much cooler than captain kirks. Oh how I love my youth. I hope this doesn't get too gimmicky.
QuietStorm - 11/27/2012, 11:59 PM
*air craft.
LOL - 11/28/2012, 12:37 AM
Why make a remake? Just make a sequel with an entirely different generation. The fact that the ending of the first film did the time travel bit so that the future with that kid going back as a kid would never happen left things open to the new timeline now that the navigator never disappeared in the first place and even brought an alien pet back with him. You could use a new ship with a different navigator or continue with the original navigator's descendents.

While you're at it... why not have someone make another continuation or reboot of "THE LAST STARFIGHTER" with a different generation as well. There are lots to explore where both films left off. If TRON legacy did well enough as a long-anticipated sequel, then films like those can do so as well.
blvdnoise - 11/28/2012, 3:46 AM
Rapists.. What a great movie.
rea1dea1stee1 - 11/28/2012, 3:56 AM
Diana - 11/28/2012, 5:12 AM
OrsonRandall - 11/28/2012, 5:56 AM
No do something original, stop raping my childhood memories Hollywood.
Stumblin - 11/28/2012, 6:59 AM
I loved the original, really an awesome movie and blew my mind as a kid.

I don't care that they're remaking it, I've come to terms with the fact that that's going to happen regardless so no reason to get my panties in a twist. Movin' along.
Brady1138 - 11/28/2012, 9:37 AM
Never even heard of this! "For those of you who love the mythology," what mythology? There was only one movie that everyone seems to have forgotten about. What we should take out of this is that, for Star Wars Episode VII, Trevorrow is out. It's gonna be Matthew Vaughn, I can almost guarantee it.
ComradeGrey - 11/28/2012, 4:16 PM
This is like a bad Family Guy joke come to life.

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