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Arc-Vile
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:04 pm Reply with quote
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They've remade "Total Recall", they're working on a reboot of "Robocop", now a third Paul Verhoeven film is about to get another go around - "Starship Troopers".

Producer Neal Moritz is looking into a reboot of the 1997 sci-fi cult classic and have assigned "Thor," "X-Men: First Class" and frequent "Fringe" writers Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to do the script according to Vulture.

Based on a novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Verhoeven's film followed a futuristic military unit as they progress from recruit to infantry to ranking officers against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and a giant arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

The film boasted impressive Oscar nominated visual effects, gory violence, healthy doses of male and female nudity, a cast of young unknowns with oodles of sex appeal, and a tone that blended war-time action with an often campy skewering of fascism - the latter irony seemingly lost on some critics and viewers at the time.

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:05 pm Reply with quote
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Already ?!

Come on!

Anyway, watched this with Isaac and he LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!

Bowdown

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:19 am Reply with quote
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STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot

Two tweets from Annapurna Pictures head Megan Ellison today has quickly lead to speculation that the company may be hopping onboard the "Starship Troopers" reboot.

Back in January "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" scribe Zack Stentz was asked how the film's script was progressing. He said the new film would be less satirical and tonally more in line with both the original Robert Heinlen novel and films like "Minority Report".

Ellison got the ball rolling with the tweet "Would you like to know more?". She then followed that up with "Yes" and a still she was tweeted from the 1997 film, the infomercial scene with Neil Patrick Harris killing one of the 'bugs'.

Neal H. Moritz is slated to produce the reboot which is still very much in the development stage.

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:25 pm Reply with quote
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Recently rewatched the original with my son, aged very nicely. Still cool.

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:25 am Reply with quote
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Though CinemaCon was held last week in Las Vegas, a few important quotes from interviews conducted at the confab are only now making their way to light.

Case in point comes a video interview with producer Neal H. Moritz posted at HitFix where the topic of the proposed "Starship Troopers" reboot came up.

At last report, the new take would follow the original Robert A. Heinlein novel closer than Paul Verhoeven's well regarded 1997 sci-fi feature. What's surprising in the quote today is that the future for the franchise may no longer be on the big screen. Moritz says:

"We're developing it. We've actually been talking about either doing it as a feature or doing it as a television show. So, we'll see."

The original film made just $121 million worldwide on a budget of over $100 million, but has since become a cult classic that spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels and an animated TV series.

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:06 pm Reply with quote
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Love the original. Boo on a remake.

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Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:39 am Reply with quote
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LowercaseE wrote:
Love the original. Boo on a remake.


Yes the original still works very well today. Recently watched it with my son and he loved it.

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Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:49 am Reply with quote
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Where is this remake?!

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:20 am Reply with quote
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The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot is in development at Columbia Pictures and writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon have been hired to pen the script. Shannon and Swift are most well known for writing the 2003 hit FREDDY VS. JASON and the 2009 reboot of FRIDAY THE 13TH. Their next project will be the big screen reboot of BAYWATCH due out net summer.

"For the record, we think Verhoeven's version is amazing and we aren't trying to redo it," the pair wrote on Twitter. "Will talk more about it soon, but we're excited!"

The outlet reports that they will be going back to the original basis for the film, the 1959 novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

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