Of all the movie that really don’t need a remake, Starship Troopers is certainly on the list.  Though it may not follow Robert A. Heinlein’s book exactly (not at all), it is a solid flick with lots of bug killing, great CGI, and a storyline that isn’t totally crazy.

That doesn’t mean H’wood isn’t trying to remake the movie.

Neal Moritz has decided that 15 years is plenty of time to wait to remake the movie, and has hired Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to write the script.   The duo wrote Agent Cody Banks, as well as Thor and X-Men: First Class.

There’s no word when the movie will hit theaters.

via Empire

 

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12 Comments

  1. If its going to be based more on the book (or even the cgi cartoon series!) then I’m quite excited by this – this is one of my favourite novels!

  2. Are you crazy! This is one of the movies that needs a reboot more than any!
    With such a epic first and so poorly executed follw ups, a new number 1 is surely the way to go.
    IN 3D!!!

  3. I liked the original movie, even though it strayed far from the book. Hilarious fake commercials! Hot chicks naked! Sci Fi! Romance! Never saw any of the sequels because any movie that goes direct to video without hitting the theaters first is Automatic Pooh. Should the new movie follow the book? Perhaps not. It was an early Heinlein work which, like all his early books, he must have been working on a page quota from the publisher, because he spends 120 pages building up a great story, great characters, great concept, etc. and then suddenly realizes he only has five pages left and rushes to finishes the story in half a chapter. I much prefer his later works in which he was allowed (or allowed himself) the space and time to actually finish the story instead of rushing to get it done. Sure some of them are 500-600 pages long, but they are classic. As for the movie, I will wait and see.

    • I often thought that Heinlein was paid per page in general. The guy has over 100 works to his credit, and some of them are pretty wacky.

      In any case, the movie tried to make the text of the movie into a much more subtle sub-text, and I sort of thought that whip-pan ending from the book translated over. I’d be interested to see another take.

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