A Starship Troopers reboot is happening and it’s coming from the new Baywatch writers. THR reports:
Starship Troopers is based on the sci-fi war novel by Robert A. Heinlein that told the military life of a soldier named Johnny Rico, who moves up the ranks as mankind fights a war against alien bugs.
Paul Verhoeven took some of the novel’s themes and ran with them, making a movie that satirically took on fascism and militarism and echoed propaganda films like Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will. It starred Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris.
It was a mixed success at the time of its release but did achieve a cult following. During the DVD boom of the 2000’s, it became a mini-franchise for the studio, which produced three direct-to-DVD movies.
The studio is not remaking the film but is said to be going back to the original Heinlein novel for an all-new take. No personnel from the 1997 film are involved.
<<This film is a classic!!! Even though I have the Blu-Ray, anytime this movie is on TV my fam and I watch it. So bad it’s good!