Paramount Pictures Plans a Remake of Joe Dante’s “Explorers”

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The 1985 classic science adventure film, Explorers, from Joe Dante is getting a remake according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paramount Picture’s Paramount Insurge is reported to be developing the project for a new film.

Writer/directors Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier are attached to write the script. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, whose writing credits include Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, are attached to produce.

The original film followed two young science fiction enthusiasts. While watching late-night science-fiction movies, Ben (Ethan Hawke) has a vivid dream of flying over a space-like circuit board and shares his visions with his best friend Wolfgang (River Phoenix) a young scientific genius who is able to translate his dreams into a complex circuit board that actually works. After numerous experiments, they discover the circuit board creates an electrically generated sphere. By using a computer to steer it, they can make it move anywhere in three dimensions, even as far as slamming it through solid walls. With the help of their new friend Darren (Jason Presson), they create a home-made spacecraft out of an old Tilt-A-Whirl car naming it the Thunder Road and embark on an adventure to another galaxy where they find that things are not always as they seem.

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