Disney Plus is working on a number of reboots lately, with one of the most notable being the Lizzie McGuire revival. Now there is news of the classic 1986 movie Space Camp being given new life for the streaming platform.
The original movie stars a group of students who are accidentally launched into space on a shuttle while attending astronaut camp. They must then work out how to safely return home without putting their lives at risk.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the original movie, which starred Joaquin Phoenix, is in development for a fresh take on the story.
It is reportedly being written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, who both rose to fame as writers on Saturday Night Live and are now branching out into the movie industry. Furthermore, it’s said that John Rickard – known for his work on Horrible Bosses and Rampage – could be producing.
The movie is being developed by Disney’s live-action film division. The film wasn’t a success at the box office when it came out in summer 1986, with people blaming this on timing – as the movie came out in the same year as the Challenger space shuttle fiasco.
Day and Siedell are making considerable inroads at Disney+, as Space Camp is their third project for the streamer. They also wrote the Home Alone reboot and are working on a reboot of Inspector Gadget.