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.
“Flight of the Navigator” is one of those films I remember loving as a kid but I can barely remember it today. Before I checked Wikipedia, all I remembered was a kid getting into a spaceship and then returns to Earth only its been seven years, everyone thought he died, and now he needs to find a way to return to his own time. He has fun conversations with the spaceship.
Wikipedia tells me that I’m somewhat right. The kid falls down, is knocked unconscious, and due to “time dilation”, it’s been eight years even though its only been a few minutes for the kid and unlike “Big”, he still looks like a kid. He then teams up with the spaceship and they try escape from NASA (that’s right, NASA is the villain) and he learns some valuable lessons as they try to get back to his time (the most valuable lesson: NASA is eeeevil).