Another one of my favorite movies to watch growing up in the 80s was a sci-fi film called Explorers. The movie was directed by Joe Dante and starred Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, and Jason Presson. THR is reporting that Paramount Pictures is going to to remake the film, and they've brought in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to produce it. Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier will write the script.
The original film told the story of three teenaged boys who create a homemade space ship that travels to into space where they encounter an alien race. The movie is really quite silly in so many ways, but as a kid it was the greatest thing ever!
There are no details on what the plans are for the remake, but an insider said "one template could be in the tone of Welcome to Yesterday, an upcoming movie produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes." That movie revolves around a group of teens who construct a time machine, and I personally think it looks like crap. You can watch the trailer for it here.
I'm not sure why the studio has decided to remake Explorers. After all, it bombed at the box office when it was released in 1985. One thing is for certain, the remakes will never stop.
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