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Navigator takes flight again.

Posted by LiveFor on May 26, 2009

After redoing Witch Mountain it looks as if Disney are enjoying the remake trail with the news that they are going to redo Flight of the Navigator according to The Hollywood Report.

Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) is writing the remake, but no director is currently attached.

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.

It starred a young Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens as the voice of Max, the robotic pilot of the alien ship.

As I kid I loved this film. The spacecraft had a great design. I also bought it for my son a couple of years ago and he enjoyed it, especially the aliens on board the ship.

The movie grossed only $17 million when it was released but was later rediscovered on VHS, becoming a cult hit.

Yet another remake and another one that makes me wonder why bother. Why not go for an original story?

Do you remember the original? Should it be remade? Who should voice the ship? How could the original story be improved?

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.

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6 Responses to “Navigator takes flight again.”

  1. Alan S said

    I’m in two minds over the possible remake….On one hand, they could make it very up-to-date what with all their technical wizardry that’s available these days as the original has dated somewhat. On the other hand – leave it alone. It’s an absolute classic film and Ruebens was brilliant as the voice of the ship, especially when he took over the persona of the Navigator and used his Pee Wee Herman voice!

  2. Alan S said

    I’m in two minds over the possible remake….On one hand, they could make it very up-to-date what with all their technical wizardry that’s available these days as the original has dated somewhat. On the other hand – leave it alone. It’s an absolute classic film and Ruebens was brilliant as the voice of the ship, especially when he took over the persona of the Navigator and used his Pee Wee Herman voice!

  3. anotherzen said

    Mooooo MOOOOOOOOO.

    love this movie, as for a remake..
    meh, could be ok.

  4. anotherzen said

    Mooooo MOOOOOOOOO.

    love this movie, as for a remake..
    meh, could be ok.

  5. JAMES said

    I love this movie too!!!
    Go for the remake…. if it is no good, we always will be able to see the original…..

  6. JAMES said

    I love this movie too!!!
    Go for the remake…. if it is no good, we always will be able to see the original…..

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