“Safety Not Guaranteed” filmmakers of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been brought onboard to rewrite the remake of the 1986 family sci-fi cult favorite “Flight of the Navigator” at Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films.
Randal Kleiser helmed the original which followed a 12 year-old boy who goes missing and re-appears eight years later having not aged a day. At the same time, an alien spacecraft crashes nearby which may explain the boy’s disappearance.
Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development”) was hired to pen the first draft of the remake in May 2009. Now they’re re-writing it, the project will be developed as a potential directing vehicle for Trevorrow.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing.