Flight of the Navigator reboot in the works at Disney+
James R | On 19, Sep 2021
A reboot of Flight of the Navigator is in the works at Disney+.
Disney has made no secret of its strategy of reviving and reimagining its own back catalogue for modern audiences, whether that’s as movie sequels or TV series remakes. Now, another property is in its sights: 1986 sci-fi flick Flight of the Navigator.
The original, starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Veronica Cartwright, follows a boy who travels eight years into the future with a wise-cracking alien ship named Max – voiced by Paul Reubens, Randal Kleiser (Grease) directed from a script by Michael Burton and Phil Joanou.
The new version of the story will be a female-led adventure, with Bryce Dallas Howard on board to produce and take the helm. John Swartz, Howard’s producing partner at her company Nine Muses, and Justin Springer are also attached to produce.
It marks a reunion between Howard and the Disney streaming service, after she directed m two episodes of its Star Wars series The Mandalorian.