Disney Studios Continues to Redesign Old Movies by Developing a New Look at the 1986 Movie Flight from the navigator. The project, which will swap the young male head of the 80s for a female, is led by Jurassic World star and The Mandalorian episode director Bryce Dallas Howard, who will also be producing the new movie with John Swartz and Justin Springer. As with many new sequels and recharges handled by Disney, the movie goes to Disney + to release it.
The remake of The Flight of the Navigator has not yet made any announcements, and it sounds like it will take a few years before we see the end result, but Howard will take her first role as a director in Disney + already cutting her teeth on two episodes of Star Wars: The Mandalorian and an episode of the upcoming The book by Boba Fett. There is probably more news on who will join her from a cast and a team perspective, while film development progresses in a few months.
Flight from the navigator is one of the films that actually appeared in the eighties, and it also coincides with Cocoon, Mac and me and Short circuit as one that every child of the decade remembers well. In the story, Joey Cramer plays 12-year-old David Freeman, who travels from 1978 to 1986 into the future, who certainly has not avoided any outrageous future predictions. Back to the future had to pay for its continuation. His future expedition begins when he walks through the woods to fetch his young brother, but after falling into a ravine, he becomes unconscious in 1986, with everyone except him getting older.
After NASA got involved and realized that the boy’s mind is full of alien technology manuals and star charts, even more than NASA has on record. It appears that such an alien spaceship is already in NASA’s possession after it ended up in a few power lines. When David is reunited with the spaceship, he discovers that it is controlled by a robot commander he calls Max. Max requires the information in David’s head to return home before it can be retrieved by NASA, which of course all goes as you would expect in almost ET fashion.
The film plays Paul Reubens as the voice of Max, and also has one of the first screenings of a young Sarah Jessica Parker as a key figure who becomes friends with David when he needs someone most. Overall, the film performed well, doubling its $ 9 million budget at the box office, and was one of the first films in Hollywood to use many CGI effects and an entirely electronically produced score.
The first mention that Disney was planning to recreate the movie returned in 2017, when it was announced that the early development of a new version of the film had begun, which of course aimed to greatly update the special effects , while being part of the heart of the original movie. This news comes from Deadline.
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