Say it ain’t so? Apparently hot off the profits from the remake of ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, Disney is going to pilfer another of it’s big catalog titles ‘Flight of the Navigator’. The original movie starred a young Sarah Jessica Parker, a guy named Joey Cramer and Pee Wee Herman as the time travelling robot/alien ship Max.
From THR –
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.
I guess as long as they can get Pee Wee Herman again, I might give it a go. Either way if anyone wants to see the original pod from the movie go and take the backlot tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.