The Kidd here...
There's been such a starvation for any type of information on the new STAR WARS Trilogy of films in the works that these rumors of who might direct Episodes VII, VIII and IX have really taken on a special life of their own. I still don't believe Matthew Vaughn is the guy until he's actually the guy, but how else do you explain so much mileage being worked out of SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED's Colin Trevorrow potentially being a candidate?
Well, it turns out that Trevorrow is on-board with a completely different sci-fi property for Disney outside of the one taking place in a galaxy far, far away, with Variety reporting that the director and his SNG writing partner Derek Connolly will be rewriting Disney's plans for a FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR remake, one which Trevorrow would then ultimately get behind the camera for.
The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old kid stuck in the future as a result of an alien experiement gone wrong, and together with that spacecraft (voiced by Paul Reubens), he has to fight to get back to the present - 1978 at the time - as government agents try to secure him for their own study.
I honestly don't remember the film all that way, except I do recall enjoying it quite a bit as a kid... which means it may not hold up so well these days. I can understand Disney wanting to take another stab at it, seeking to modernize it for kids today who won't watch anything made before 1998, while capitalizing on their new focus towards young male audiences, what with Marvel and STAR WARS now under their belt, and Trevorrow couldn't be a better fit for the material, having demonstrated a rather clever approach to the time travel device in his last film.
But I guess this puts to bed any ideas the rumor mill was continuing to spew about Trevorrow stepping into STAR WARS... at least right now. There's no telling what the plan is for these three coming episodes, and whether one director will take them all on, or if someone different might factor into each of them... but it won't be Trevorrow on EPISODE VII, so, if you had him in the pool... well, you just lost.
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