'Total Recall' Remake Producer Planning 'Starship Troopers' Reboot
With remakes of Total Recall and RoboCop already in the works, it seems like director Paul Verhoeven's filmography is the place to look for remake material recently. While there are fans who are against the aforementioned remakes of the sci-fi action flicks from late 80's/early 90's, today's technology does allow for a far less dated retelling. Now a more recent sci-fi film from Verhoeven is getting the remake treatment too as Vulture has learned that super producer Neal Moritz, the man behind Green Hornet, Fast Five, Battle: Los Angeles and more is looking to remake Starship Troopers. Would you like to know more?
The 1997 sci-fi film followed a group of high school gradautes as they worked their way through the ranks of the Federation as they scour the galaxy fighting a force of deadly insects. X-Men: First Class and Thor screenwriters Ashley Edward and Zack Stentz will script the remake, though it's not clear how the film will adapt the Robert A. Heinlein novel this time around. Verhoeven's film was a self-aware, satirical action film complete with propaganda commercials, but I feel like a remake will just go for the hardcore action alone. Honestly, I'd like to see Casper Van Dien and Neil Patrick Harris return for some cameos , but if this is a true reboot, then it will likely disregard the first film and any of the straight-to-DVD sequels. Interested?