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29 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Flight Of The Navigator

Though Sundance success Safety Not Guaranteed has played well in the US, we in the UK don’t get to see it until Boxing Day. But the film’s creative team, including director Colin Treverrow and writer Derek Connolly, have been reaping the rewards for months. Treverrow has been courted for several films (and was even rumoured as a possible Star Wars candidate) and Connolly has been working with a little company called Pixar on one of their still-bubbling projects.

Though the film he’s writing for Teddy Newton (who directed the short Day And Night) is being kept under wraps by the secrecy-loving Emeryville gang, he’s enthusiastic about the experience so far. "It's totally different, the way they do things up here,” he tells Variety. “You're here everyday. You don't go away for three months and come up with a script. You're involved with a director and it's very collaborative."

He’s apparently been spending months at a time in Emeryville, though Team Pixar is also encouraging him to work on other films. He has an original script, Hank, inching through development at Disney and, along with Treverrow, will be working on a remake of Flight Of The Navigator.

The 1986 sci-fi pic saw a 12-year-old boy go missing and then reappearing eight years later not having aged a day. Turns out he was on a spaceship adventuring with aliens. Lucky blighter. You know, except for seeing his family age around him…

Brad Copeland was hired to write the first draft of a new version in 2009, but now Treverrow and Connolly will craft a re-write, which Treverrow may direct.

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