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Disney Plans to Remake Cult Classic May 26, 2009

Filed under: movies,News — andthismakesaheartbeat @ 9:45 pm
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The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Disney is readying another launch of sci-fi adventure movie “Flight of the Navigator.”

Brad Copeland is writing the remake, which is being produced by Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.

…sigh. I would say I would be excited but Flight of the Navigator was one of my favorite films as a kid and I REALLY don’t want it to be ruined. Plus I really don’t see how remaking a film a little over 20 years old is necessary. Disney, please please please don’t mess this up…

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