There have been a few rumors of a sequel to 1984’s The Last Starfighter swirling for some time now. Back in February, GPA Entertainment posted this to their development slate: Starfighter: The sequel to the classic motion picture Last Starfighter.
Since then there has been little word on the forward movement of this project. A few internet searches turned up phrases like “Son of Starfighter” and hints that it actually wasn’t that bad. Well, through some of our Reject connections out in Hollywood, we’ve recently received an update on this proposed remake. The film is still going forward but is stuck in the pre-production phase. Currently they are searching for a post production services house and have been sending out a digital packet of proposed shots that would require computer animation.
While word on the script is that it isn’t a disaster, the way in which things are being presented is somewhat half-assed. Clearly not a great start to something many people still have fond memories of. The general feeling of how this project is progressing is a bit lazy and a bit derivative; also lacking drive. Now those words aren’t straight from the mouths of babes, I’m merely paraphrasing the feeling I got from multiple sources on this one.
Fans of the original will remember that it followed the adventures of Alex Rogan, a video game enthusiast stuck in a trailer park, recruited by an alien force to be a gunner on a starship. See, playing video games is not a waste of time! I for one welcome our new alien overlords, so long as they give me a laser gun and point me at a bad guy.
I’ll admit I’ve recently become a sucker for good Sci-Fi and this project has intrigued me. I will put my ear to the ground and see what else I can dig up for you loyal followers.