Disney is set to remake the 80’s teen space adventure film Space Camp for their streaming service Disney+.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell have been hired to the pen the script, with John Rickard (Rampage) on board to produce.
Day and Seidell are quickly becoming staples at Disney as they just finished writing the Home Alone reboot starring Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Ellie Kemper (The Office), and Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), as well as a live-action remake of Inspector Gadget.
Released in 1986, Space Camp centered on young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit. They then must work together to find oxygen and ultimately bring the shuttle home for a landing.
Sadly, the film which starred Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Tate Donovan, and a young Joaquin Phoenix was not a box office hit the studio wanted it to be, grossing $9.6 million at the global box office on an $18 million budget. Some attributed the performance to timing as the movie followed January’s Challenger space shuttle disaster which was national news.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter