Disney has hired the Safety Not Guaranteed duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to re-write Flight of the Navigator. Brad Copeland wrote the rough draft back in May 2009.

Randal Kleiser's original film centered on a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by aliens in 1978 then reappears eight years later not remembering the encounter. Nasa discovers a crashed spacecraft and find a connection to the young boy. They try to take advantage of the boy only to find that he has escaped in an attempt to reconnect with his family.

The project is being setup as a directing vehicle for Colin Trevorrow with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.