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Disney picnic in space

Image Disney executives continue to sort through a filing cabinet of films inherited from the Fox merger. This time, Disney fans are interested in the adventure movie Picnic in Space.

The original film featuring Kate Capshaw, Tom Skerritt, Leah Thompson, Tate Donovan, Kelly Preston and the young Joaquin Phoenix was released in the summer of 1986. Picnic in Space received mixed reviews in the press and was a resounding flop at the box office. Film historians believe that the film could have performed much better if Fox had delayed the release until better times. The thing is that America was very upset by the Challenger shuttle disaster, which claimed the lives of seven astronauts. Some viewers received the film's premiere with hostility, as it was released just a few months after the accident.

The picture told about American teenagers who went to summer camp near Cape Canaveral. The schoolchildren did not yet suspect that the excursion to the Atlantis spaceship would end with a journey into space ...


The Walt Disney Empire has decided that this story will interest the viewers of the streaming platform Disney +. Company management commissioned Mickey Day and Streeter Sidell to write a full-length remake. The creative duo already has experience of cooperation with the online service: earlier, the authors began work on a new film about Inspector Gadget and the reboot of the film series "Home Alone".

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Author: Jake Pinkman