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Entertainment 'Space Camp' Remake in Development at Disney+

13:15  11 january  2020
13:15  11 january  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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A remake of the 1980s teen space adventure “ Space Camp ” is in development at Disney+ , an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. “ Space Camp ” followed a group of teenagers who attended an astronaut camp near Cape Canaveral, Florida. When they are sitting in a space

A remake of the 1980s teen space adventure “ Space Camp ” is in development at Disney+ , an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.“Saturday Night Live” writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell are writing the script.

Larry B. Scott et al. posing for the camera: spacecamp© TheWrap spacecamp

A remake of the 1980s teen space adventure "Space Camp" is in development at Disney+, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

"Saturday Night Live" writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell are writing the script. John Rickard ("Rampage") is producing.

"Space Camp" followed a group of teenagers who attended an astronaut camp near Cape Canaveral, Florida. When they are sitting in a space shuttle during an engine test, they are accidentally launched into space and they must work together to bring the shuttle back to earth.

Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Tate Donovan and Joaquin Phoenix (in his theatrical feature debut) starred in the 1986 film.

This marks Day and Seidell's third project for the streaming division: they previously wrote the "Home Alone" reboot starring Archie Yates, and are also working on the live-action take on the animated series "Inspector Gadget."

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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