Paramount to Remake Joe Dante’s Sci-Fi Film EXPLORERS

     March 12, 2014

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Paramount is set to remake Joe Dante’s 1985 sci-fi film Explorers through their low-budget Insurge label.  The original film, acting as the feature debut of Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix, told the story of three teenage boys who come together to create a home-made space ship (the third kid was played by Bobby Fite).  The film unfortunately experienced the perils of rushed production and hit the box office as a flop.  Here’s hoping the remake will give the tale another chance to reach audiences.  Plot details for the remake are being kept under wraps, but Paramount has hired Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier to write the script, as Heat Vision reports.  Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer for the original film.

Watch the teaser trailer for the 1985 film Explorers below:

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