Tony Sokol

Sep 29, 2017

Joe Henderson, the showrunner on Lucifer, will set the course for Flight Of The Navigator remake

Joe Henderson, the showrunner on Fox’s TV series adaptation of DC/Vertigo comic’s Lucifer will write the upcoming Flight Of The Navigator remake. The reboot is being developed and produced by The Henson Co. for Lionsgate.

Flight Of The Navigator was, of course, a 1986 American sci fi adventure film from Producers Sales Organization (The Outsiders, The Neverending Story) and put out by Disney. It tells the story of 12-year-old David Scott Freeman, who gets knocked unconscious in the woods and wakes up eight years later the exact same age and with total amnesia about what happened in the warped time, while everyone else aged.

NASA sees a connection between the kid and a UFO they recovered, but the kid uncovers an intergalactic mystery through telepathic contact with a being with a wealth of resources that span long before human recorded history. The film was helmed by Randal Kleiser, who directed the film adaptation of the play Grease, and starred Joey Cramer as David Freeman.

Disney attempted a reboot in 2009 with a screenplay by  Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, but it was grounded in the end. There’s no word yet on when we’ll see the new version.