Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to Rewrite FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR Remake; Trevorrow May Direct

     November 27, 2012

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Hey, remember when we were getting all silly over the idea of Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) directing Star Wars Episode VII? Well, it turns out that he’ll be writing and possibly directing Disney’s Flight of the Navigator reboot instead. Way back in 2009 when we reported of Disney’s plans for the remake, Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) had been hired to pen the first draft. Now, Trevorrow will do a rewrite along with his Safety Not Guaranteed writer, Derek Connolly. Hit the jump for more on the project, including a comment from Connolly and another mysterious project the duo have in development at Disney.

Variety reported colin-trevorrow-derek-connollythat Trevorrow and Connolly will team for a rewrite on Flight of the Navigator with the reboot being a possible directing vehicle for Trevorrow. Though Trevorrow was understandably excited about the possibility of taking on this property, Connolly was quick to comment on the duo’s balanced writing approach:

“‘Flight of the Navigator’ wasn’t a seminal movie of my childhood but I remember liking it and the original meant a lot to Colin as a kid, so it’s really his baby. It’ll be good to have some balance so it’s not two fanboys writing the movie.”

Trevorrow and Connolly have also sold another pitch to Disney, the logline of which is being kept quiet. Trevorrow is also attached to direct that picture.

The 1986 original Flight of the Navigator featured a 12-year-old boy who disappears for eight years, but returns without having aged a day; at the same time as the boy’s reappearance, a spacecraft crashes and is seized by NASA. The film was directed by Randal Kleiser and starred Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright and Sarah Jessica Parker, with Paul Reubens as the voice of the ship’s pilot. Check out the original trailer and poster below:

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