The Classic 80s Film FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR is Being Remade with the Writer of LUCIFER and 11.22.63
The classic 1986 sci-fi film Flight of the Navigator was one of many films that I loved watching when I was a kid. A remake of the film has been in and out of development for years and it looks like it's going back into development with a new writer.
According to THR, Lionsgate and The Henson Co. has hired Joe Henderson to write the script. Henderson is best known for his work on Lucifer, 11.22.63, and White Collar. The guy has done some great work in TV, so it gives me hope that maybe he'll do a decent job with Flight of the Navigator.
Over the years, Brad Copeland (Arrested Development, Wild Hogs) was attached to the project as was Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who were set to write the script. Things obviously didn't work out in these instances.
The story follows a 12-year-old boy who gets abducted by an alien spacecraft. He ends up traveling eight years into the future from 1978 to 1986. The only problem is he can't remember what happened. NASA enters the picture and tries to exploit the poor kid. He ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to get back to his family.
I'm a bit leery about this movie getting remade. Nothing I can say will stop it from happening, so if it does eventually get off the ground, hopefully it turns out to be a good movie for a new audience to enjoy.