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Starship Troopers Remake: Do You Want To Know More?

December 2, 2011

A remake of the cult sci-fi film Starship Troopers, released in 1997, is in the works according to Vulture.

The original film–of which I am a fan-was based upon the book by noted sci-fi author Robert A. Heinlein and directed by Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) the story chronicled a war between mankind and giant alien bugs, following a military unit as they progressed from recruits through to ranking officers. The film featured impressive Oscar nominated visual effects, gory violence, a fair amount of male and female nudity, a cast of young unknowns with equal amounts of sex appeal, and a tone that blended war-time action with a campy commentary on fascism.

Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown and Michael Ironside, the film had 2 DTV sequels Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder; As well as a TV series called “Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles”

Producer Neal Moritz has nabbed the screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who have written the superhero movies Thor and X-Men: First Class to pen the new Troopers screenplay

No director is yet attached. Nor is there any word on the approach or tone the new version will take.

Remakes of Verhoven’s Total Recall and RoboCop are also on the way.

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