The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney is readying a relaunch of the 1986 sci-fi adventure movie “Flight of the Navigator.” It has hired “Wild Hogs” scribe Brad Copeland to write the remake.
The original movie told the story of a 12-year-old boy (Joey Cramer) 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 original film which also featured Sarah Jessica Parker grossed only $17 million when it was released but was later rediscovered on VHS, becoming a cult hit. John Hyde, who executive produced the first one, steps into the same role for the new version.
Source: Hollywood Reporter/Reuters