Safety Not Guaranteed team to rewrite Flight Of The Navigator remake

Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly hired to rework script

Disney’s remake of Flight Of The Navigator has acquired a new pair of writers in Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

The Safety Not Guaranteed director (Trevorrow) and writer (Connolly) will rework an initial script turned in by Brad Copeland (best known for his work on Arrested Development).

The appointment would appear to be a shrewd move, seeing as the pair tackle time-travel and comedy to great effect in Safety, and they could bring a rough-and-ready charm to Flight Of The Navigator.

According to Variety’s report, the remake is being developed as a possible directing vehicle for Trevorrow.

The original Flight... opened in 1986, and became something of a cult hit. It followed the adventures of a boy who woke up in a ditch, eight years in the future, before befriending a talking AI-controlled spaceship.

Do you think these two could do a good job with the remake? Tell us below…

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    • cc1129

      Nov 28th 2012, 14:02

      Please, please, enough with the remakes!

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    • mattburgess

      Nov 28th 2012, 14:37

      Next thing you know they'll be remaking Back to the Future!

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    • scottevans

      Nov 28th 2012, 15:39

      Do we need a remake of this? The original is perfectly fine. c**p remakes taint memories

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 28th 2012, 21:26

      I'm one that remakes generally don't bother me as, if they don't interest me and I'm happy with the original, I just won't watch it. It won't make me cry out 'they're raping the original' cos, well, they aren't. A bad remake can't 'taint' memories. Did the remake of the Italian Job spoil your memories of the original? Or Dawn of the Dead? Or Clash of the Titans? If anything they just make me appreciate the original more. The original is still there, untainted, for you to rewatch and remember why you love it so much! That being said, it does annoy me that those in Hollywood have so little imagination that they won't put any effort into the creation of new material. There are so many ideas and concepts I've heard of in recent years that personally, I think would be amazing to see reach the big screen.

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    • RealSpyderWebb

      Dec 7th 2012, 10:42

      It's always dangerous remaking such a classic. Why can't they just come up with original scripts and make some new classics? The classics of the 80s are filmed in a particular way and a modern take on the production doesn't always to the film justice. The best I have seen in getting that '80s film feeling' just right was Donnie Darko, although granted this wasn't a remake. Super 8 may have come close too, but you expect that from Speilberg. As for Flight of the Navigator, I loved this as a kid. The morphing space ship was state of the art FX at the time and I remember the phrase "Compliance" becoming a running joke in our house. If they do this worng they will mess it up forever. That said, what I do hope they do, it beef out the story a little. Watching the film again as an aldult, it becomes clear that the film is over all too soon and there's not much by way of any subplot. It's just basically boy wakes up in future - everyone freaks out (this is by far the best part of the film - the eerie atmosphere created is just perfect) - then boy gets kipnapped by alien ship - boy gets taken back to past. I would like to see a lot more adventuring with the spaceship first - I mean, if you were 11 years old and you had a spaceship at your command, would you really just go straight home? Oh and you'd have to give Sarah Jessica Parker a cameo!

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