Disney will make a female reboot of a classic from the 80s

Bryce Dallas Howard who directed some episodes of the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian. Now he will be in charge of restarting a classic film from the 80s with a female protagonist.

In 1986 the film was released Flight of the Navigator, was directed by Randal Kleiser and had a cast headed by Joey Cramerm, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright and Sarah Jessica Parker. Now Disney wants to make a new version and will have Bryce Dallas Howard at the address. The film will premiere directly on Disney Plus, the streaming platform that can be accessed through this link.

Bryce Dallas Howard She has a great career as an actress, since we have seen her in the franchise Jurassic World, Spider-Man 3 (2007), Terminator: Salvation (2009), the Twilight Saga, Peter and the dragon (2016) and the series Black Mirror. Now she is starting her work as a director and the episodes of The Mandalorian from Disney Plus you have to add your work in The Book of Boba Fett.

What was the original movie about?

The navigator’s flight was an attempt to Disney to replicate the success of ET the alien (1982), but it did not end up having such an impact. The story centers on a 12-year-old boy who is in the middle of a forest and falls down a ravine. He wakes up and when he returns home he realizes that 8 years have passed, although he has not aged at all. So doctors start testing him and discover that there are star charts in his brain. On the other hand, a ship crashes on Earth and NASA realizes that it is totally hermetic.

When they join the boy with that UFO, it is discovered that inside there is an artificial intelligence called Max who is in charge of taking living beings to the planet Phaelon to study them and return them to their planets of origin. In the end the child can return to his time even though it is a dangerous journey.

Now Disney will try to turn this story into a new success for your streaming platform.

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