‘Flight Of The Navigator’ Is Getting A Reboot From ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner

Although maybe not as well known as other sci-fi tomes of the ’80s, beloved film Flight of the Navigator is the next up on the reboot train.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that FOX’s Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson has been hired to write the reboot of the 1986 film for Lionsgate. This will be the second time the title was been up for a remake, the last was back in 2009 with Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly  attached. Needless to say, that version never saw the light of day.

If you’ll recall, the original film is about a young boy who accidentally travels ahead in time after a run in with a confused alien crashes his spaceship. The alien, voiced by Paul Reubens, is loveable and inept as only an ’80s alien could be, and takes the kid along for a ride across the country. There are laughs, sing-alongs, and a puckmarin. BECAUSE PUCKMARINS ARE THE BEST.

The original Flight of the Navigator was directed by Randal Kleiser (Grease), and was released by Disney (even though the House of Mouse didn’t make the film).

Also, bonus appearance of a very young Sarah Jessica Parker singing the praises of Twisted Sister.

This project is obviously in the very early stages of development, and as soon as more information becomes available, we’ll let you know.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional