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So It's The FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR Remake That Colin Trevorrow Is Actually Working On!!

Published at: Nov. 28, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST by The Kidd

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.

 

-Billy Donnelly

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  • Nov. 28, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Michael

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Never saw this. But the Remake-O-Matic is always crankin'

    by Michael

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    COMPLIANCE!

    by loafroaster

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    The original's pretty good as it happens...

    by Darren

    Cool lookin space ship and interior...Entertaining & amusing enough for kids and adults...

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Liked the movie as a kid, very thin plot

    by Cobb05

    I think this will be one of those remakes where they gut it and start from scratch. Kid waking up 8 years later, finding the ship, having to get home, that all stays. I would not be surprised if we see the kid have to go in space this time around. It'll be 3-D so they'll want some space shots. Could be a decent remake.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I spent my existence waiting for this remake

    by ObiBen

    Actually, I had completely forgotten that boring movie which only interest at the time was the chromy CG ship.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    WHY?

    by Joey Stars

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    It had a Talking Horse with punk hair.

    by Captain

    The movie had potential, but Disney was showing off it's CGI stuff more than the story. The story was very formulaic.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Cloak & Dagger would be a good remake

    by Cobb05

    Again, thin plot. If they made the plot a little more complex and get George Clooney to play Jack, it could be fun. I never understood how Dabney Coleman got cast as a cool spy character. He was old and didn't look like he could kick anyone's ass. But the concept of a kid caught up in a Hitchcockian espionage movie where he talks to his imaginary hero is a good one.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Is PeeWee Coming Back To Voice the Ship?

    by KosherWookie

    Flight of the Masturbator!!!

  • Now time to bitch about how much of a moron the Kidd is. He's trying to dismiss this guy out of the rumor mill by posting another rumor about a different project. It says that he is rewriting the remake with his buddy and that he MAY get behind the camera. Just like every fucking director out there MAY helm the new SW. This seems like a stretch that is simply Kidd desperately trying to connect this with the hot internet topic that people are growing dreary of, but yet can't stop reading and posting about. Myself included.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    crb9000 , that talking horse was very pretty back then

    by DarthBlart

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Im on board with this remake

    by Logan_1973

    The original has not aged well. And for once I agree with the Kidd in kids these days holding an interest in a pre 1998 movie.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    cobb05 agreed

    by yourebreakingthejacket

    I really liked Cloak and Dagger as a kid and I caught it a while back and thought it held up pretty well. It may have been a bit more adult than some of the other kid films of the time. There was some menace to the bad guys. It definitley isnt some untouchable classic so an update with new technology would be a good fit and Clooney would be an upgrade, although I love me some good 1980's Dabney Coleman.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    A childhood favorite

    by darthvedder81

    They used to run this on "Wonderful World of Disney" about 3 times a year in the late 80's. I enjoyed it as a kid and it still has it's moments. There's a certain poignancy to the idea of traveling just far enough into the future to where you are now the little brother and not the big brother in the family but they never really explored that as far as they could have. They should let Reubens do the Max voice again.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Still think Trevorrow

    by LizardMan

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Still Think Trevorrow's Agent Planted the Star Wars Story

    by LizardMan

    Smelled of PR BS. I'm sure he'll do fine with Flight of the Navigator.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Original still rocks...

    by toasteroven

    as it was meant to; watching with my kids. I remember when my parents could watch movies / TV with me when I was younger. Today's kid crap is just that; crap. I can't watch any of it, although my kids love it when they switch their brains off. However, load up any of these Disney movies from the 80s and they're tolerable / enjoyable from an adult perspective, and the kids today are just as all over it as I was. The original Flight of the Navigator is available in HD now, and I find it holds up just as good as any other film from that period. A remake should go one of two ways; faithful to the original with the ship, basic plot, etc, or diverge wildly with only the basic premise. Don't straddle the line.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Certainly a movie most kids from the 80s remember living as kids

    by Quarantine

    Right up there with "The Last Starfighter," which will almost certainly also be remade in some way.

  • They can get the Lonely Island dude (A Sandberg) to play Martin Shorts role. Reese Wither(or without)erspoon will play the chick. Special appearance of Channing Tatum as the "Cowboy".

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Have to remove the 'too many twinkies' line now

    by Keith

    that Hostess is gone. Maybe Harry could play the fat gas station worker?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit remake!!! Anzi Anzari as the Indian guy!

    by kindofabigdeal

    Shia Labeef as the white dude. Hank Anzaria as the voice of Johnny 5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Stefanie. No disassemble!

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Voice

    by Sean McCormick

    Wasn't it judge reinhold doing the voice?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Batteries Not Included: All I got is Omar Benson Miller as Whitakers role.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Bill Hader should play Ben (the Indian guy) in Short Circuit

    by Cobb05

    They'd never let it happen, but he would be my choice.

  • Sean Austin gets a bolt in the head in the first five minutes.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Re Batteries...Frances Sternhagen in the Jessica Tandy role.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    But will modern audiences get the Twisted Sister joke?

    by Arguendo

    A remake doesn't sound like a horrible idea -- at the same time, I feel like it will turn into one of those "modern day society is so weird with Facebook and Twittter and Gangnam style" movies -- and I'm tired of people complaining about social media.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    DREAMSCAPE > INCEPTION FACT

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The Original actually holds up pretty well.

    by Chuck_Cobra

    Watched it recently on DVD and was surprised at how much it held my attention and how fun it was.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Actually...an Explorers remake could be good as well

    by Darth Macchio

    I can't decide if it should be period or not...I tend to have this prejudiced view that kids (ages 9 to about 15) are completely made up of the opinions of others and those "others" are usually giant glib douchebag assholes so these kids end up being cynical, pessimistic, glib douchebag assholes themselves. you know...the "Whatever" generation...(not you youngins on AICN tho...I'm referring to those other guys) i also realize this is a complete generalization and not at all accurate on any remotely large scale of course...but then i can't help be cynical anyway when so many seem to shun pure wonder and amazement as being weird or wimpy (or "lame" as it were). happy to be wrong on that of course. completely wrong as needed. but i do think Explorers would make a good remake...drop the 3rd act overt silliness (but keep Robert Picardo as the alien natch!), keep it bright and shiny and "kid"-like in the true sense (wonderment, awe, magical, etc). disavow pop-culture references completely and you just might have something...

  • I was more into 'Explorers' at the time. And fucking 'D.A.R.Y.L.'. Yeah, and 'Cloak and Dagger'. This was back when they had truly talented child actors who could pull these movies off believably. These little shits they get now are horrible twisted little Hollywood bred monsters. RAWRRR...yeah, that's what they say!

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I love how Der's hates Carl because he stole his D.A.R.Y.L. video cassette.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Now that fucker is old and doing Twilight movies. (I only know because I just IMDB'd him)

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I won this on VHS back in the '80s...

    by photoboy

    ... so I've always had a soft spot for it. I think it has aged quite well, particularly the spaceship morphing effects and the liquid metal steps. I think they were very early examples of CGI. The first half of the film is actually quite a mysterious and somewhat spooky story. It gets sillier in the second half sadly but overall it's still good fun. The highlight is probably Alan Silvestri's score, which is mostly performed on synthesisers and really shows how talented he was back in the '80s.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    How old is Kodi Smit-McPhee? He was pretty good in The Road and Let Me In.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Alright prepare to hate me. What about Carl from the Walking Dead?

    by kindofabigdeal

    No? Anyone?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I will direct it

    by syscotron

    I'd be a good candidate so just direct the people in charge my way.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Our culture is poisoned

    by kwisatzhaderach

    No originality - endless remakes, sequels, prequels, reboots, comic book movies... and 99% of them are all shit.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    EXPLORERS!!

    by entrainer

    I" "WANT" "SOME" "CHEESE

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    This movie introduced me to the existence of Twisted Sister

    by NoQuarter

    I adored this movie as a kid, but it's been at least 15 years since I've seen it, so I have no idea how it holds up now. My memories of it are very fond, though.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Love that movie

    by XoanonTORN

    Navigator actually holds up well, the effects and the music (score) were good too.. Does anyone remember a movie about this dad who was exposed to something while helping out at a car accident, and was given healing powers much like Wolverine...turns out his son also gets this power...I am certain it was an ABC Disney movie.. Another one involved an astronaut exposed to something in space and the sun effected his brain...I am dying to find those movies again but all I have are those vague plot lines..anyone?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    xoanontorn

    by abbottoklus

    YES!! I remember that movie about the dad! There's a scene where he's sprinting for a really long time to intercept a car his son't been kidnapped in or something, through forest and hills, because his invincibility means he won't get tired. For some reason that scene has stuck with me my whole life and I've never been able to figure out what the movie was. I'm pretty sure you're right about it being an ABC Disney movie.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    xoanontorn and abbottoklus

    by Justicer7

    That movie was I-Man I think with Scott Bakula - very entertaining Hazy on the astronaut one though

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Yup I MAN!

    by XoanonTORN

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091248/ Cannot find the other atm.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    lols Russian link

    by XoanonTORN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKUxbza3ugU

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The kid from I-Man is the same one from FOTN

    by XoanonTORN

    My mind...is blown....

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Hey blimpo! Too many twinkies. Shit ya.

    by 77AD

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I saw this movie for the first time in years not too long ago...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    I remember thinking it would actually be a perfect candidate for a modern remake. The 3rd act in the original is seriously lacking in tension or conflict, the kid just flies around in the spaceship for a while before going to see his parents and then deciding he wants to risk time traveling back to his own time. The remake should involve the military trying to catch them or even shoot them down rather than just watching on their monitors.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Agreed, This could work...

    by Will

    .....if they keep the tone of the first half of the original film, before robot pee wee appears in the spaceship and things got ridiculously silly. I really liked the mysterious and ominous tone, complemented by Silvestri's score, of the first half of the film. A modern remake of this story would do well today. Just bring back Alan Silvestri to do the score. And while you're at it, why not bring back some of the other actors.... hey wasn't Sarah Jessica Parker in the original....??? ...lol, ok maybe not...

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I am on the verge of buying this DVD...

    by bubcus

    ... I remember liking it as a child. But I am told that the film really doesn't age well. What I liked about this film was the story of the two brothers. Mostly because my brother and I are best friends and I wondered what it would be like were that to happen to him and I. I remember laughing at the leaking joke in the movie, the sleak ship, and the sense of urgency. I DO NOT remember the little alien creature that rides on the kid's shoulder. When I saw it on the cover of the DVD I was confused. So this is a movie that does merit a fresh coat of paint but I'll still pick up the original for my collection.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I-Man actors

    by abbottoklus

    Not to mention the main guy was a future captain of the Enterprise.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    All I remember

    by DougMcKenzie

    Is that chrome matte spaceship, and that kid being super pissed he missed the Bee Gees concert. Fucking Bee Gees!

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I also remember the line "Don't take any shit, David!"

    by NoQuarter

    And how much milder the response from the brother's mom was compared to what my parents would have done if I (a 9 or 10 year old) had said something similar!

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I always mistook it for that Vietnam movie...

    by akiraclass

    ...with Danny Glover? The poor man's Tom Berenger? C'mon-you know who I'm talking about...

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    akiraclass...that's it! Flight of the Intruder!

    by Darth Macchio

    I couldn't think of the movie that I also mistook this one for...can't tell you how many times I thought the Navigator flick was on and yet it turned out to be this Flight of the Intruder movie! (of course, even better...as a 5 year old kid trying to find Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi on a spanish station show called "24 horas" not realizing it meant "hours" and not"horrors")

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    First time I saw actual swearing in a Disney movie

    by BoyNamedSue

    I saw this movie when it was first released. I was around 8 at the time, and I was honestly SHOCKED that a Disney movie had foul language. How they got away with that still astounds me almost 27 years later. As I recall, about a year later, my elementary school teachers showed this movie in school, assuming there was no foul language — because it was Disney. As the line "Don't take any shit, David," was coming, I braced myself for the horrified reactions of my teachers and my fellow classmates.......and sure enough it came. It was quite amusing to see my teachers in a state of panic :) I saw it again on TV about six years ago. It brought back a lot of memories. It's still a fun flick, even from my adult p.o.v. Whatever happened to that Joey Cramer kid, anyway?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Anybody got any other remake ideas that might actually be cool?

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    He'll yeah! Great unexpected news.

    by DrPain

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks auto correct, you suck.

    by DrPain

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I saw this movie at Radio City Music Hall

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    it was some sort of special preview linked with a special live show. Don't remember the live stuff much, but the movie was alright, not worthy of a reboot like say Short Circuit.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Holy shit its Xonanon!

    by D.Vader

    I haven't seen that guy around here in a longo time!

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I always enjoyed that menagerie of alien specimens

    by D.Vader

    I hope they keep them as puppets and don't go CGI for that.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Along with The Monster Squad, my fave kids film of the 80s.

    by workshed

    As a movie it still hold up great. Why don't Disney cut it out with this remake shit and recognise this for one of the rare jewels in their live-action oeuvre by restoring the original print?

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Really enjoyed the original.

    by LordVonPS3

    Still holds up today in it's 1980s format. Good visuals, a fun film and a good little soundtrack - especially if you let it play out through the atmospheric beats at the end. Great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvk_-geDzp4 Of course this still doesn't justify a remake...

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Non fucking compliance!

    by Sean

    Don't remake this you bastards! This was such a huge film of my childhood...as is Short Circuit, I-Man, Batteries Not Included, Inner Space, Explorers and many many more...The Boy Who Could Fly, The B.R.A.T Patrol, Russkies, Little Spies, Rad, BMX Bandits, Gleaming The Cube, Airborne, E.T., Frog Dreaming (?) The Wizard...it goes on. No fucking remakes. Kindofabigdeal...are you a studio lackey in here trying to do market research? Actively suggesting we nominate remake opportunities? Don't fucking encourage it. And yeah...Sarah Jessica Parker might be a horse now, saddled with maybe the worst creation in Sex And The City ever...but in Flight Of The Navigator, she was bloody hot. When she told the kid she thought he was cute, gave him that little wave...i think that was my first erection. Anyway...no more remakes.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I hate all these needless remakes of classic movies as much as anyone...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    But I think there's definitely some movies where there's scope for improvement. Take 'Explorers' for instance, I loved that movie back in the day but even then I thought those aliens were bullshit and completely ruined what the movie had been building up to.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    xoanontorn

    by Rob Hill

    Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I used to be TheBursar over at Torn long ago. Good to see a familiar name all this time later.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to that Joey Cramer kid, anyway?

    by Playkins

    Supposedly he's suspected of check fraud.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Original holds up quite well.

    by TheSecondQuest

    Has a great score and the first half has a wonderful mystery around the ship (the shots of it floating under the tarps and such are great visuals) and a general ominousness to events. Enough that any kid would rightfully be freaking out (and I have to assume that any adult would also start freaking out at a child's brain unconsciously hacking into a computer to access star charts). It gets a little sillier in the second half, but I don't think it ruins the film or anything. The friendship between Max (the robot) and the kid eventually becomes quite natural, and the brother dynamic, though a subplot, is good. The FX still hold up very well too- that ship design (both exterior and interior) is absolutely gorgeous and sexy. There's a few references that are outdated, but accurate for the period of time the film is set in (which is acceptable, IMO, given that the film deals with specific years), such as the Twisted Sister stuff or Sarah Jessica Parker's hair. ;) Oh, and it also had that family film notion that was popular at the time that NASA is just casually crawling with robots. Space Camp did that too (though Space Camp doesn't hold up anywhere near as well as Flight, it should be noted. Not by a long shot). I'm not enthused at the notion of a remake- since we're dealing with a ship that can travel through time, it'd be easy to just do a sequel and leave the original alone since it holds up so well. That said, there's certainly enough conceptual material for them to expand upon for a reboot- the mental connection between the boy and the ship, the origin of the ship and/or it's greater purpose (or the greater purpose of those that created it) went largely unexplored (or were dropped partway through the film). They could probably also explore the aftermath of the time travel too (ie: the boy returns with knowledge of the future, afterall- maybe seeing him meet up with people 8 years later after he has also grown up would be interesting to explore).

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Oh and going to the dentist has never been the same.

    by TheSecondQuest

    It has been impossible to go to the dentist since I was kid and NOT look at that lamp overhead as if it was Max from this movie, ha...

  • And I picked "Flight of the Navigator." I regret nothing. It has always been one of my favorite second-tier kids movies from the '80s. "The Monster Squad" is the best second-tier movie, of course. Happy to see the love for other second-tier greats like "D.A.R.Y.L." and "Explorers," too.

  • A remake? Seems more like an exercise in copyright protection than artistic expression... or even moneygrab. Just another way to keep it perpetually out of public domain.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 5:07 a.m. CST

    If you wanna learn to swim you have to jump into the water

    by Megaforce

    Good film, nice memories, started off in a spooky way but became a bore fest in the final 30mins. The scene where NASA probe his mind and unlock all those hidden star charts still holds up today...great drama

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Galaxy Quest referenced this film

    by Megaforce

    In both films, characters use fireworks to guide a landing spaceship

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    How bout remaking "Baby"?

    by iceman199

    Gawd that was a piece of shit. But also had swearing.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Cool the spaceship can be digital again.

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    What about the Black Hole remake?

    by George Zip

    Is that still happening?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Remake 'The Car' already - seriously...

    by Darth Macchio

    That's a perfect film for a remake and one that isn't likely to be tied to anybody's childhood nostalgia (well, it is to mine but not overtly sentimental like Monster Squad, The Navigator, Explorers, Neverending Story, Secret of NIMH, etc). But 'The Car' is absolutely ripe for a remake. Not only that, it could be couched in the 'exploitation' madhouse genre. Getting Josh Brolin to take up his father's role would have been icing on the cake but I get it if that can't (or won't) happen... I actually pushed for this for a Rob Zombie vehicle more than once as it's perfectly up his filmatist alley. There's even perfect roles for Sid Haig and Sherrie-Moon Zombie ready to go. But I have 2 requests/requirements: 1) the car must be identical to the original and 2) there can be no more 'demystifying' of the driver or the car than was shown in the original. No 'Michael Myers Begins' nonsense nor anything overt or telegraphed beyond what was shown in the movie (the last scene made it pretty clear but even then it wasn't seeing a clawed hand on a wheel, no upside down crosses hanging from the dash or the mirror, much less a cloven hoof slamming the pedal to the metal) But that horn..I've wanted that horn for my car since before i could drive...and that custom front end,...and the sound of the engine, the 60s all around (looked like 60s to me anyway) plus the rims....it was perfect!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Remake "D.C. Cab" with Mr. T as Mr. T.

    by Xian042

    that would be cool.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I'm so fucking amped for this!!!

    by Norman Colson

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    by Lenonn

    I agree with thesecondquest. Make it a sequel. A remake per se is unnecessary and uninteresting. But a sequel, as long as it's not a remake/reboot disguised as a sequel.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    @xoanontorn re: Astronaut movie...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    Are you perhaps thinking of NorthStar? The basic premise was an astronaut was exposed to cosmic radiation in space and it altered his DNA. Now, when exposed to the sun, his brain was capable of performing advanced calculations at rapid speed and his physical strength and speed were increased. There was a downside, though: Over exposure to the sun could kill him, so he had to wear a special pair of glasses and had to avoid using his abilities for too long.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    I forgot to mention, the character had to take off his glasses and stare at the sun to activate his powers.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    As long as Russell Brand isn't the voice

    by prunkhaft

    I'm in.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    For frak's sake already; ya dopey schmuck.

    by ParagonComplex

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm There. A simple Google search for correct comma usage. Study this, because your writing is hideous. Commas where they should not be, no commas where they should be, and an overall weakness in grammatical content. Look, I know you aren't writing for a major publication, but you never will with a body of work that looks like this. Pleeeeeease tell me to do a better job myself. I could write all of these jokers under a mack truck.

  • I also liked that they filmed in South Florida. That coupled with the Adam Walsh kidnapping made the "missing kid" plotline that much more relevant and eerie to me.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Love This

    by apersonofinterest

    FotN is a fantastic movie and I suspect Pee Wee's role in this movie got him the job of Captain Rex in the Cockpit on Star Tours. I watched this movie recently with my kids and it has held up surprisingly well. Better than ET in my opinion. Th CG on the ship still looks pretty good too. I would rather see a sequel than a remake. The movie is strong enough that it doesn't need remaking.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    All I want to know is when are they remaking The Cat From Outer Space?!

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Fuck.

    by clever

    Just fuck.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    duncandisorderly

    by XoanonTORN

    You found it! Holy $hit!! Thanks!! Hello to everyone, yes I lurk here often..thanks for the shout outs :)

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    @xoanontorn

    by DuncanDisorderly

    You're welcome. Glad to have been of service.

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