Everyone gets a gender swap!
A new report claims that The Walt Disney Company will reboot the 1980s sci-fi film Flight of the Navigator with a gender swap.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit claims, “Bryce Dallas Howard is attached to direct and produce a female-led reimagining of the 1986 kids sci-fi adventure movie for Walt Disney Studios.”
Kit also adds, “In the new iteration, the protagonist will be female, although it is unclear if the age bracket will change as well.”
A previous reboot of the film had been reported by Variety back in 2017. At the time Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson had been reportedly tapped to write the film’s script.
In 2009, Arrested Development’s Brad Copeland had been hired to write a draft for a remake of the film as will. Then in 2021, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly were hired to write another script with Trevorrow more than likely expected to take on directing duties. Clearly, none of those projects got off the ground.