Get out the industrial bug spray folks as the Federation is coming back to theaters. Neal Moritz (‘Battle Los Angeles’, ‘I Am Legend’) has taken on the task to remake the 1997 Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Starship Troopers’.
The original ‘Starship Troopers’ was loosely based on the Robert A. Heinlein’s Hugo Award winning novel of the same name and was about the exploits of a young soldier named Johnny Rico as he serves in the Mobile Infantry Unit. While the book focused on social and political themes, the movie tried to do the same but ended up being more of a futuristic action type of film which was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was.
Moritz has hired on Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stenz to write the screenplay. Miller and Stenz are best known for writing the scripts for ‘X-men: First Class’ and ‘Thor’ and both were producers for the show ‘Fringe.’ There is no word yet as to how close to the book their adaptation will take, so we’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out.
For a blast from the past, below is the original theater trailer for Verhoeven’s version of ‘Starship Troopers.’