River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke's debut movie is set for a remake. Cult 1985 film Explorers will be remade for Paramount by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the brains behind blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. It will be based on a new script written by Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier. Director Joe Dante's Eighties film followed the adventures of three teenage pals who create a space ship. The original flopped at the box office in the summer of 1985, but it became an unlikely hit when it was released on video.