Fans of Disney's creepy 1980s period and artificial intelligences voiced by Paul Reubens, rejoice. Variety has announced that the studio will be pushing forward with its Flight of the Navigator remake and there's some new talent attached to the picture. In 2009, it was reported that the film about a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft and finds himself living in the future would be rebooted with Arrested Development and My Name Is Earl writer Brad Copeland drafting a new script. A new report from the trade website indicates that Colin Trevorrow, writer-director of Safety Not Guaranteed, would be taking over script duties with Derek Connolly. Trevorrow will potentially direct.
The 1986 sci-fi film found a cult following throughout the years, and Trevorrow is a fan from way back. This week, Trevorrow was one of the names being tossed around as director for a new chapter in the Star Wars film franchise. He told THR that his work on another time-travel tale, Safety, has led to some great opportunities. Perhaps he was hinting at Navigator then? "More than project-specific, I’ll get an opportunity to meet people that I really respect. And it’s really casual and it’s about them being admirers of the film, and to me that’s the most comfortable." It looks like we won't be losing Trevorrow to Star Wars yet, so Navigator definitely has a shot with the filmmaker. "It’s not going to be me for Episode VII, and I can’t believe I’ve actually had to come out and say that," he told THR.
Navigator could do a lot worse than having a lifelong Star Wars fanatic and sci-fi enthusiast at the helm. Chime in with your wishlist for Navigator's new debut, below.