Remake planned of Joe Dante's Explorers

News Simon Brew 13 Mar 2014 - 06:44

Joe Dante's much loved 1980s sci-fi movie Explorers is getting the remake treatment...

The remake bandwagon has now turned up at Joe Dante's door, with Paramount Pictures now apparently planning a new take on the director's 1985 sci-fi adventure, Explorers.

Dante's film followed the adventures of a trio of children who built their own spaceship, giving big screen debuts to Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. The new version is set to be produced by Josh Applelbaum and Andre Nemec. They've written screenplays for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but they're not penning the script for this one. That job is going to Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier. The pair are the writers and directors of the incoming Better Living Through Chemistry, although they won't be directing Explorers.

When we get word of who will be directing, we'll let you know. For now, Explorers will sit in development for a bit while they try to get the script right.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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