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Old 05-26-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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Another day, another remake. Disney is readying another launch of the sci-fi adventure movie Flight of the Navigator. The original film came out in 1986 and starred Joey Cramer as a boy who takes command over an alien spaceship and goes joyriding around the world. Disney has hired Wild Hogs screenwriter Brad Copeland to write the new script, but they haven't chosen a director yet. John Hyde, who executive produced the first one, will return in the same role this time as well. If this turns out anything like the Race to Witch Mountain remake (which was a classic Disney sci-fi from 1975 modernized), then I will be quite upset.

Flight of the Navigator was made fairly inexpensively and only grossed $18 million in its theatrical run, becoming a bigger hit on VHS. I'm expecting Disney to pump some money into this, as it probably needs to be big and flashy this time to capture the interest of today's young audiences. I'm a bit upset by this news because Flight of the Navigator was one of my absolute favorites as a kid. I saw it again earlier this year at the New Beverly and it was just as great as I remember, even though it could use a remake. Unfortunately, I fear this will end up as bad as either of the Race to Witch Mountain or Day the Earth Stood Still remakes.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:33 AM   #2
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holy crap i loved that movie

but, come on another remake?
i'd rather them not risk making a crap movie and leave the original alone

but if it turns out to be really good, i'll be seeing it for sure
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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loved this movie when I was younger....would be interested in a "good" remake.....
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:45 AM   #4
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I too loved this movie as a kid. Don't know if they could do the original justice but I guess we'lll see.

I would love to see Disney release the original "Flight of the Navigator" with the remake when this hits Blu. Like what Fox did with "The Day the Earth Stood Still" both the remake and original in one release.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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The original movie didn't HAVE much of a plot, except as a Disney excuse to exploit then-emerging undiscovered comic Paul Reubens as the computer...

The "time warp" first half of the movie was more involving, but it's easy to see a more CGI-driven "X-treem!" version of the second half than the very 80's original.
Notice I didn't say "better", just "easier".
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:53 AM   #6
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Oh wow! I never thought Hollywood was this stupid. A movie that may be a little difficult to remake because it's a classic. A movie like this is ridiculous to remake. Where is this world coming to?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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At the current rate of remakes it will be any day they will remake The Godfather, and Bullitt............
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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I would love to see Disney release the original "Flight of the Navigator" with the remake when this hits Blu. Like what Fox did with "The Day the Earth Stood Still" both the remake and original in one release.
I am hoping for this as well. I will give the remake a chance, but the original is going to be VERY hard to top. I already believe that the soundtrack to the original will be impossible to beat.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:08 PM   #9
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I will be first in line to see this re-make. Loved the original but not enough to avoid a re-make.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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The screenwriter for Wild Hogs??? For the love of god, why would anyone hire the screenwriter for Wild Hogs.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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Wonder if they can get Sarah Jessica Parker to cameo in it. Plus it would be great if they can get Paul Reubens (Paul Mall) to voice Max again.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #12
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At the current rate of remakes it will be any day they will remake The Godfather, and Bullitt............
Actually Bullitt is still in the works. Brad Pitt was rumored for it a few years ago.
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Any updates on this? It's been 25 years since the original release.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:59 AM   #15
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So i was thinking Hey I wonder what that kid is up to these days so i hit up IMDB.com

and it looks like he never really worked after that movie and I also found out he's from Vancouver!

and within his IMDB page there's a topic about "where is he now"


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I have the German bluray of Flight of the Navigator and the video/audio quality is a very impressive upgrade when compared to the dvd.
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holy crap i loved that movie

but, come on another remake?
i'd rather them not risk making a crap movie and leave the original alone

but if it turns out to be really good, i'll be seeing it for sure
To be a fair a remake of a movie done in 1975 is just fine IMO. It is when you have movies being remade that are not only decent but not very old like Spiderman or the countless Superman movies.

I have no doubt that a batman reboot will happen before 2015.

Just to clarify, I wasn't calling FOTN rubbish.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:45 PM   #18
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To be a fair a remake of a movie done in 1975 is just fine IMO.
"Navigator" was made in '86, not '75.
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Wonder if they can get Sarah Jessica Parker to cameo in it. Plus it would be great if they can get Paul Reubens (Paul Mall) to voice Max again.
I would have watched it, but if SJP is in it, I'd rather gouge my eyes and poke my ears drums.
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I'm not sure whether I am happy about this news or not.

It is one of my all time favourite films, used to watch this loads as a kid. The music was great and I loved the opening sequence and the voice of Max. It all gelled so well together. The actors were just right.

Love 80s films like this, ok the budged wasn't like what it is on movies today but it didn't matter and still doesn't..

I'll probably see it no matter what, but I'm not sure how it could ever be better then the original
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