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Writer Zack Stentz Calls 'Starship Troopers' Remake "An Officer And A Gentleman In Power Armor"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 11:19 AM
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While it has been a while since it was first announced, the remake of "Starship Troopers" is still brewing despite Paul Verhoeven's 1997 take being a still-beloved cult classic. So what will the approach be? Back in 2012, producer Toby Jaffe said his version will be more faithful to Robert A. Heinlein's source material, and oddly, more patriotic in tone rather than satirical. And that's the line being echoed by one half of the film's writing team, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writer Zack Stentz (who is working on the script with collaborator Edward Miller).

Exclusive: Paul Verhoeven Thought The 'Total Recall' Remake Was Too Serious, Talks 'Starship Troopers,' 'Robocop' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 13, 2012 12:58 PM
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While it's six years since we had a new feature film from Paul Verhoeven, the great Dutch director is still wielding his influence over Hollywood, even if only as a source of material. This past summer, Verhoeven's 1990 actioner "Total Recall" received the big-budget remake treatment, just as a redo of his 1987 breakthrough "Robocop" went into production, helmed by Jose Padilha, while at the same time, it was announced that his 1997 "Starship Troopers" was being eyed for another version by the producers of 2012's "Total Recall," one more "patriotic" and less "violent" than the original.

Producer Of Unwanted 'Starship Troopers' Remake Says New Film Will Be Less Violent, More Patriotic Than Original

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2012 2:45 PM
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"Starship Troopers" just might have been Paul Verhoeven's masterpiece. The Dutch helmer has several films that might run it close; "Flesh & Blood," "Soldier Of Orange," "Black Book" and his Hollywood debut "Robocop." But it's his epic, slyly satirical adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi novel about the war on a bug-like alien race that we keep coming back to rewatch and rewatch, and feels like the culmination of everything he worked towards across his career. Which is why of all the remakes circulating out there, the one we're most puzzled by is "Starship Troopers."

Producer Neal Moritz Remaking 'Starship Troopers' For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2011 11:01 AM
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  • 14 Comments

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