Starship Troopers Is Headed For A Reboot

November 7, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

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In 1997, Paul Verhoeven’s science-fiction-giant-bug film, ‘Starship Troopers’, an adaption of the 1959 novel by Robert Heinlein, premiered in theaters. Even though the film did not impress critics or viewers in theaters, it did have a good run on DVD and spawned several straight-to-video-sequels. Now, ‘Starship Troopers’ is joining the long list of films getting a reboot.

 

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THR reports that Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz is teaming up with Toby Jaffe for the new version. The two have worked together before, on the 2012 remake of ‘Total Recall’.

Columbia Pictures has tapped Mark Swift and Damien Shannon to pen the new script, which will reportedly ignore the original and go back to the novel for inspiration. Swift and Shannon are the duo behind the upcoming ‘Baywatch’ movie.

The original ‘Starship Troopers’ starred Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, and Jake Busey. In the film legions of troops fought giant bugs in an attempt wide out their population before the bugs wiped out more worlds. The action-packed film was filled with destruction, bugs and a lot of sexual tension.

The cast or release date has not been announced. We will update you when we know more.

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