80s Alien-Abduction Classic ‘Flight Of The Navigator’ Getting Reboot By ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner
Thanks to the great success of “Stranger Things,” sci-fi movies from the 80s are so hot right now. That has opened doors for a reboot of the alien-abduction classic “Flight of the Navigator.” The beloved Disney film of a 12-year-old Florida kid who gets abducted in 1978 by aliens and returns in 1986, having not aged a day, will be remade. The reboot will be helmed by FOX’s “Lucifer” showrunner Joe Henderson. This is actually the second time the movie has been attempted to be remade, the last time was back in 2009 with Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly involved.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that The Henson Company are rebooting the 1986 adventure movie. Brad Copeland of “Arrested Development” fame was hired by Disney to write the first draft of the remake in 2009.
I’m sure Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens is available to return as the voice of Max. And Sarah Jessica Parker will be excited to have a homecoming to one of her first roles that launched her career.
If they don’t have Puckmarens from the former planet of Binpuka Minor in the reboot, we riot.