Directors Cary Fukunaga and David Lowery are teaming to write a pilot script for a TV reboot of the 1985 sci-fi film EXPLORERS for Paramount Television. The original film starred Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. Fukunaga and Lowery are writing the script and bible, and one of them will direct the pilot. From Deadline:
Both filmmakers are busy: Fukunaga, who just directed and exec produced the first season of the Jonah Hill-Emma Stone series Maniac for Netflix, is next directing Daniel Craig in the 25th James Bond film. Lowery, fresh off The Old Man and the Gun, just signed on to direct the fantasy epic The Green Knight for BRON Studios and A24. On the TV side, he directed the first two episodes of Strange Angel.
Paramount Pictures released Explorers, about a boy obsessed with ’50s sci-fi aliens movies who has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind. He draws it for his inventor friend and with the help of a third pal, they end up building a spaceship. That will be the basis for the aspirational dramatic series.