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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