It 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: