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Bryce Dallas Howard to direct Flight of the Navigator reboot for Disney +

In 1986 the House of the Mouse released a science fiction film known as Flight of the Navigator. The plot included a young man named David Scott Freeman, interpreted by Joey Crames, who was abducted by an alien ship driven by an Artificial Intelligence that the boy baptized as Max (Paul Reubens). Their journey took them from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Now the Navigator is gearing up for a new adventure through Disney+.




La Casa del Ratón intends to continue adding quality content to its streaming platform and with that in mind it selected Bryce Dallas Howard to make her film directorial debut in this remake of the sci-fi classic, Flight of the Navigator. A major change from the original tape? The protagonist will be a woman!

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The actress of Jurassic World has experience behind the scenes: directed the documentary Dads, as well as two episodes of the hit series Star Wars, The Mandalorian and an episode of the upcoming show The Book of Bobba Fett, also part of the universe created by the legendary George Lucas and content of Disney+.

The original film is very well cataloged by specialized critics who, to cite one example, in Rotten Tomatoes It has an acceptance rate of 84% among specialists, compared to 75% of the general public. The consensus is that the film exploits the technical resources of its time to perfection to tell a friendly and entertaining story.

A young man who travels through time. Photo: IMDb.

Can Bryce Dallas Howard capture the energy of the original material? The actress has experience in large productions and is used to seeing how filmmakers exploit resources such as VFX and green screens to embellish a story. It has everything in favor to satisfy the needs of Disney+.

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