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movies Disney taps 'Safety' duo for 'Navigator' rewrite

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Two of Sundance 2012's breakout stars are preparing for another adventure, as the "Safety Not Guaranteed" team of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been hired to rewrite Disney's "Flight of the Navigator" remake, which will be developed with as a potential directing vehicle for Trevorrow.

Directed by Randal Kleiser, the original 1986 sci-fi pic followed a 12 year-old boy who goes missing and reappears eight years later having not aged a day. At the same time, an alien spacecraft crashes nearby, which may explain the boy's disappearance.

Joey Cramer starred in the original alongside Veronica Cartwright and Sarah Jessica Parker, while Paul Reubens provided the voice of the flying saucer's pilot. Brad Copeland ("Arrested Development") was hired to pen the first draft of the remake in May 2009.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing the remake through their Mandeville banner, which has a first-look deal at the Mouse House.

"'Flight of the Navigator' wasn't a seminal movie of my childhood but I remember liking it and the original meant a lot to Colin as a kid, so it's really his baby. It'll be good to have some balance so it's not two fanboys writing the movie," Connolly told Variety.

Disney is already in business with Trevorrow and Connolly, who recently sold the studio an untitled project that will be produced by Temple Hill ("The Twilight Saga"). Trevorrow is attached to direct the pic, which is keeping its logline under wraps.

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I *really* liked Flight of the Navigator when I was younger. I was just 6 years old when it came out.

I'm pretty sure the new one will suck and/or simply be not targeted to someone of my age (ie: kids may love it).

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