They’ve remade “Total Recall”, they’re working on a reboot of “Robocop”, now a third Paul Verhoeven film is about to get another go around – “Starship Troopers”.
Producer Neal Moritz is looking into a reboot of the 1997 sci-fi cult classic and have assigned “Thor,” “X-Men: First Class” and frequent “Fringe” writers Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to do the script according to Vulture.
Based on a novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Verhoeven’s film followed a futuristic military unit as they progress from recruit to infantry to ranking officers against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and a giant arachnoid species known as “the Bugs”.
The film boasted impressive Oscar nominated visual effects, gory violence, healthy doses of male and female nudity, a cast of young unknowns with oodles of sex appeal, and a tone that blended war-time action with an often campy skewering of fascism – the latter irony seemingly lost on some critics and viewers at the time.
Can new versions of his three other Hollywood films – “Basic Instinct,” “Showgirls” and “Hollow Man” – be far behind?