Space Camp remake in development at Disney+
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Disney+ is developing a Space Camp remake with Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell co-writing the script.
The original 1980s film followed a group of teenagers attending an astronaut camp near Cape Canaveral, Florida. Allowed to sit in a space shuttle during a routine engine test, the group finds itself in a life or death predicament when they are accidentally launched into space. They must work together to find oxygen and ultimately bring the shuttle home for a landing.
The movie starred Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Tate Donovan and, in his theatrical feature debut, a young Joaquin Phoenix, then going by the name Leaf Phoenix.
John Rickard (Rampage, Horrible Bosses) will produce the project for Disney’s live-action film division.
The Space Camp remake will mark Day and Seidell’s third project for Disney+, including the Home Alone reboot starring Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) and a live-action take on the 1980s animated series Inspector Gadget.