Paul Verhoeven's 'Starship Troopers' will get remake
The Juice* has fond memories of seeing Paul Verhoeven's campy Starship Troopers at a sneak preview in Chicago in 1997, and then faking praise for it strictly to get in a studio-recorded fan video afterward. But with time came the realization it was another satirical sci-fi sendup, so it has a place in our cold, dark heart. Of course they plan on remaking it, then.
New York magazine says Sony Pictures producer Neal Moritz wants to remake the flick, which started the so-called careers of Casper van Dien and Denise Richards, and also featured Neil Patrick Harris post Doogie Howser. Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class, will pen the script, which makes us believe they will follow author Robert Heinlein's grim, pro-fascist rantings a bit more closely.
This will be the third Verhoeven film to get the remake treatment, after RoboCop and Total Recall. It's been almost 15 years, right? New York says Showgirls and Basic Instinct can't be far behind, but our much more realistic vote is for Kevin Bacon's Hollow Man. And maybe all those direct-to-DVD sequels they made.