If ever there was a film that justified a remake, it’s probably Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 camp classic Starship Troopers. While many of us on staff love the flick for its over-the-top fascist parody, it’s the kind of movie that could have worked with a much more restrained (and perhaps serious) approach.
We don’t know if that’s what Neal Moritz is envisioning as he moves ahead with his reboot of the film for Sony Pictures, but we can hope. We should have an idea of what direction the reboot is going in soon, as Moritz has assigned the screenwriting duties to Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz.
We like the hiring of Miller and Stentz, who not only wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class, but also penned episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. That body of work seems to indicate that we may get a different take on the material than Verhoeven’s, at least.
As Vulture points out, this is the third in a recent spate of Verhoeven projects to get the remake treatment, joining Robocop and Total Recall in production. Of all the potential Verhoeven films that could be remade, Starship Troopers is the one that intrigues us the most.
What do you think – any interest in seeing Starship Troopers reimagined? Who would you cast in Neil Patrick Harris’ role? Can they get Casper Van Dien back to star? Share your thoughts with us below.