Blomkamp’s OATS Doing “Navigator” Remake?

In a series of tweets by filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Chappie”), it has been revealed that his OATS Studios is developing the remake of the 1986 sci-fi feature “Flight of the Navigator” currently in the works.

Randal Kleiser (“Grease”) helmed the original. which follows a twelve-year-old boy who is abducted by a UFO and reappears eight years later, at the exact same age and with no memories of what happened. When NASA officials spot a connection between the boy and a recovered UFO and try to ensnare him, the kid tries to unravel the intergalactic mystery while trying to reunite with his family.

At last report two months ago, The Henson Company and Lionsgate were developing the new take with “Lucifer” showrunner Joe Henderson penning the script.

It looks like (but hasn’t been confirmed) that Blomkamp will helm the project himself, the tweet indicating that this will be the first official feature length project of his OATS Studios label following the release of a series of impressive short films over the past few months. Blomkamp is also making a sequel to his highly regarded short “ADAM”.