Disney is preparing for a remake of the sci-fi adventure movie Flight of the Navigator.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Copeland is writing the remake, which is being produced by Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
The 1986 original Flight of the Navigator told the story of a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.
The movie grossed only $17 million when it was released but was later rediscovered on VHS, becoming a cult hit.
John Hyde, who executive produced the first one, steps into the same role for the new version.
No production date has been set.