Flight of the Navigator – remake

Flight of the NavigatorIt seems that remaking old classic is a trending thing nowadays . Not long ago I wrote an article about the remake of “The Neverending Story” and today I am to report plans of new version of the Flights of the Navigator – originally released in 1986.

I am sure that most of you are familiar with the film ( even if it has not been reviewed yet at theskykid.com) – but just briefly – the original plot was about a twelve year old boy (Joey Cramer) who is abducted by an UFO in 1978 and reappears eight years later still the same age  , with no memories of what happened .

Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) is writing the remake, but no director is currently attached.

So now we have 3 classic films scheduled for remake – ” Flight of the Navigator ” , ” The Never-ending Story ” and ” Karate Kid ” . One can only hope that the studios involved would do a good job on the remakes and the fans of the originals won`t be disappointed ( much ) .

My opinion is that those remakes are a good idea in general as a friend of mine once told me that many good films which were released only on VHS ones , did not get a digital transfer and simply disappeared .   If you know such a film – please let me know …

Here is the trailer of the original film:

1 COMMENT

  1. Oha, ich weiss ja nicht… gerade bei “Der Flug des Navigators” ist doch bereits eine gewisse “Zeitlosigkeit” gegeben… die Effekte waren beispielsweise spitze, sind auch heute noch nett anzusehen ! Und da dies ja meist der Hauptgrund ist – eine angestaubte Optik nämlich, die zu einem Remake veranlasst – kann ich das hier nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Und überhaupt: der wunderbare 80'er Charme ist es doch, der den Film ausmacht… ;-)

    Aber naja, aufhalten lässt sich sowas eh nicht. Auch ich kann nur hoffen, dass die Macher den guten Film nicht versauen. Liebe Grüße, Ikarus (heute mal in german) :-)

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