Safety Not Guaranteed team to rewrite Flight Of The Navigator remake

Disney’s remake of Flight Of The Navigator has acquired a new pair of writers in Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

The Safety Not Guaranteed director (Trevorrow) and writer (Connolly) will rework an initial script turned in by Brad Copeland (best known for his work on Arrested Development ).

The appointment would appear to be a shrewd move, seeing as the pair tackle time-travel and comedy to great effect in Safety , and they could bring a rough-and-ready charm to Flight Of The Navigator .

According to Variety (opens in new tab) ’s report, the remake is being developed as a possible directing vehicle for Trevorrow.

The original Flight... opened in 1986, and became something of a cult hit. It followed the adventures of a boy who woke up in a ditch, eight years in the future, before befriending a talking AI-controlled spaceship.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.