Because every movie ever must be remade before Hollywood can produce any more new films, news broke today that Starship Troopers—the Paul Verhoeven 1997 film that somehow made shooting gigantic space bugs with Denise Richards and Doogie Howser a darkly satiric anti-fascism irony-fest—is getting a remake. Of course it is.
The news comes on the heels of news that two other Verhoeven ultra-violent classics are also getting a modern facelift—remakes of both RoboCop and Total Recall have been in the works for about a year now. It appears that Sony has hired producer Neal Moritz (the man who brought you The Fast and The Furious series, the Total Recall remake, the 21 Jump Street reboot, the xXx series, the Cruel Intentions series, Evan Almighty, and pretty much every other movie that makes you think modern mainstream cinema is dead) to produce the sucker, and screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, the Top Gun sequel) to write it. So you know just by reading this that the movie is going to be of the highest possible quality. So that’s a relief, right?
So we’ll get a big bug movie from the team that brought you Fast and the Furious along with the upcoming Top Gun sequel—this should go really, really well.
What do you think of the remake news?
Source: The AV Club