I am not in any way connected to remaking flight of the navigator – I just liked that image
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) November 23, 2017
We’ve been hearing about a potential Flight Of The Navigator remake for quite some time, but now it seems that we’ve had our biggest indicator yet that the project will happen – from none other than Chappie and District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp. In an intriguing Twitter post, the director revealed the first feature through his new start-up Oats Studios by revealing an image from the original 1986 movie.
Flight Of The Navigator Remake Coming From Neill Blomkamp?
Here’s what Blomkamp posted on the social network late Wednesday.
So for clarity on @oatsstudios shorts, people are asking for part 2’s of certain films, – the first follow up short will be for ADAM, coming soonish. The first proper feature film will be …..
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) November 22, 2017
The original Flight Of The Navigator tells the story of 12-year-old David (Joey Cramer) who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Floridaa. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but just as perplexed as he is by the fact that he hasn’t aged. When a NASA scientist (Howard Hesseman) discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.
Related: Neill Blomkamp’s short Rakka is released online through Oats Studios
Many filmmakers have been attached to a Flight Of The Navigator remake over the years, most recently Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow, but he moved on from the project a little while ago.
All of Oats Studios shorts on online to date, some featuring some pretty big talent, including Sigourney Weaver, so do make sure you go check them out on their official website while you still can.
More on the Flight Of The Navigator remake as soon as it comes our way.