Toby Jaffe

Starship Troopers

It was all the way back in 2011 when producer Neal Moritz announced that he, for some reason that probably made sense to him at the time, would be remaking the 1997 cult classic Starship Troopers for us citizens of the future. The Paul Verhoeven film is still beloved for being a satirical take on the Robert A. Heinlein novel of the same name; and by satirical, it’s a goofy, caulculated mess of a good time where Denise Richards is a lieutenant, Jake Busey is allowed to exist, and giant bugs are the enemy. Naturally, this means that the remake is going the straight, serious route, instead of recreating the fun of the first film. In 2012, producer Toby Jaffe said that this version would be much more faithful to Heinlein’s source material — meaning a more patriotic than satirical film was apparently in the works. That premise is still being echoed by writer Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) who is currently working on the script with his collaborator Ashley Miller (Fringe, X-Men: First Class). Over the holidays, Stentz took to Twitter and answered questions about the remake from film blogger Scott Weinberg. According to Stentz, what we can expect from the redo is “less a satire & more an actual adaptation of the Heinlein novel. An Officer & a Gentleman in power armor.”

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What can’t Americans get enough of at the box office? You guessed it… comic books. Yet another comic book is slated to hit the silver screen—this time a sci-fi series aptly titled “Afterburn” from the independent comic book company Red5Comics that depicts a post-apocalyptic world in which part of the atmosphere has been destroyed and much of the population is dead.

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