Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Mouse Is Looking For A New Navigator...


And another film from my childhood is being remade...

You know, when I was a wee, young lad, I had no idea how good I had it. I didn't realize that everything I saw was gold and everything I read was worth a mint. But the 80's sure are a treasure chest for studio Suits in the current world we live in.

The Hollywood Reporter
is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures is going to remake "Flight of the Navigator" which I remember fondly from my childhood. It's not the best film ever made, but it's a sweet, nostalgic family film that deserves more credit than it gets. Hopefully, whoever was in charge of the "Race to Twit Mountain," err I mean "Race to Witch Mountain" remake will be nowhere around on the development of this. You hear that Mr. Cook? You too, Aviv. Please get people who know what the heck they're doing... because whoever you put in charge of RTWM obviously didn't. And if you guys are the ones that came up with that then do me a favor and fire yourselves. Perhaps you can call Lasseter for help? He seems to know a thing or two about STORY. What am I thinking? The man is too busy with all those animated units, the Imagineering projects and the other live action adaptations he's currently working on.

Someone please stop these Suits from sneaking into my head at night and destroying the dreams of my childhood...

8 comments:

VB said...

I liked Race To Witch Mountain. Was it the original? No. But it was entertaining.

zapjones said...

I thought Race was much better then the originals. It was the first Disney remake I actually liked other then the Love Bug one but that wasn't so much a remake as a new story.

Anonymous said...

They have their writer in Brad Copeland. Meh. Let's hope he explores the concept better than the original film did. It's mostly noisy cuteness now.

Anonymous said...

Race to Witch Mountain was utter crap unless you're ten years old or in dire need of special education. Nowhere near as smart or polished as the original. Definitely better than RETURN TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, but stale cat food is better than that film.

jpjoyner said...

I can't agree with you more Honor.
Do you think Sarah Jessica Parker will join the fun?

Frog God said...

What's next:
Pete's Dragon
Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier
Old Yeller
Darby O'Gill and the little people
Marry Poppins
the gnome mobile
the computer wore tennis shoes
the black hole

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_movies

Honor Hunter said...

Davy Crockett is one of those projects that I've always thought would be good if in the right hands...

Think Michael Mann with Russell Crowe. Not that might turn out to be something I'd want to see...

Designated Hitter said...

Now The Black Hole COULD be a great remake as Honor says "in the right hands" that I'd go see.

But Navigator? Must have been a hell of a pitch.