Starship Troopers is one of those movies that’s so bad, we somewhere love it to death. And now, two decades after it was originally released in 1997, the remake of everyone’s favorite campy sci-fi film might finally be getting off the ground.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon have been hired by producer Neal H. Moritz to write a new adaptation of the original Starship Troopers novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It was that novel, obviously, which the movie was based on. Swift and Shannon have plenty of reboot experience, having previously worked on the Friday the 13th remake in 2009 and the Baywatch movie that is set to come out next year.
It will be interesting to see exactly what they do with the subject material this time around. The 1997 movie was purposely made to look like a B-Movie, taking a sarcastic tone with the source material. With much better movie making technology available now, a remade version may try to attack it from a serious, action-based point of view.
The original movie spawned a bunch of direct-to-DVD sequels, all of which are immediately worth forgetting about. The reboot won’t feature anyone involved in the originals, so sorry fans of sci-fi nostalgia — Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, and Casper Van Dien won’t be making an appearance