Disney is once again diving into its back catalogue of films for a new Disney+ Original film based on the classic 1980s sci-fi film “Flight Of The Navigator”.

Deadline is reporting that Bryce Dallas Howard is going to be directing and producing the film for Disney+. With John Swartz and Justin Springer also producing the film.

The original film was released in 1986 follows 12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn’t aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.


Bryce Dallas Howard has previously directed two episodes of the Disney+ Original series “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” and will be directing an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series “Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett”. She has previously worked for Disney in the remake of “Pete’s Dragon” and has also starred in a number of other films including “Rocketman”, “Spider-Man 3” and “Jurassic World”.

No other details have yet been revealed for the project, such as when the film will be released on Disney+ or who will be starring in it.


The original movie is available on Disney+ in the United States, but is distributed internationally by PSO Productions, which is why the film isn’t available on Disney+ in many countries.

What do you think of Disney rebooting “Flight Of The Navigator”?








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  1. ScionStorm September 15, 2021

    I always thought Disney missed an opportunity to make a spin-off animated series for this movie. The plot would be that right near the end of the film, where they don't know if the boy will make the trip through time succeffuly they could say that instead of succeffuly getting home like he does in the very next scene he actually fails that first time and they have to hop through the galaxy at different points in time trying to get it right before ultimately coming to that final movie scene. ***The Untold Adventures of the Flight of the Navigator***

  2. Steve September 16, 2021

    Loved the original,hope one day the original makes it way on to Disney plus, most remakes never so good as originals.

    1. ScionStorm September 16, 2021

      The original film is already on Disney+ and has been for a while.