Bryce Dallas Howard To Direct/Produce ‘Flight Of The Navigator’ Reboot For Disney Plus

Flight Of The Navigator 1986 poster

Disney is once again going into its catalog for films to update, and word comes that actress Bryce Dallas Howard will direct and produce a Flight Of The Navigator reboot that will reportedly air on Disney+.

No word if Howard will take a role in the update, but the film will have a female lead this time.

The original Flight of the Navigator was released in 1986, and told the story of David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spaceship and transported from 1978 to 1986.

The film starred Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Veronica Cartwright, along with Paul Reubens as the voice of Max. It was directed by Randal Kleiser, based on a script written by Mark H. Baker, Michael Burton and Matt MacManus.

A reboot of the movie has been talked about for several years, but this version seems to be a go. No word on a cast or writer for the new film at this point.

Howard is the daughter of legendary director/actor Ron Howard, and most recently directed two episodes of The Mandalorian (“Chapter 4: Sanctuary” and “Chapter 11: The Heiress”) and an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett.

As an actress, she most recently appeared in the Jurassic World series, as well as the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Are you looking forward to seeing this new version of Flight Of The Navigator? Did you ever see the original? Let us know in comments.