The Much Anticipated Alien-Bug War Film 'Starship Troopers' Reboot Already In The Works; Not A Remake But Story Close to the Original

By Monique Austin, Parent Herald November 04, 11:00 am
Highly anticipated “Starship Troopers” reboot has got fans all over the word excited, as Columbia Pictures announces that the project will be penned by writing duo Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.
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Writing duo Mark Swift and Damian Shannon of the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-Zac Efron "Baywatch" film will be the same scriptwriters of the highly anticipated reboot of the popular alien-bug war film "Starship Troopers." Fans all over the world are already excited about the news and have been speculating how the film will be different from its 1997 predecessor directed by Paul Verhoeven.

This move from Columbia Pictures is expected to ride atop the space exploration bandwagon that is currently of high interest among tech geeks. In this new version of the sci-fi film "Starship Troopers," the studio has assigned Mark Swift and Damian Shannon to be the main scriptwriters and create a full-blown theatrical feature film to relaunch this profitable franchise.

The "Fast & Furious" franchise producer Neal H. Moritz is co-producing "Starship Troopers" along with Toby Jaffe. Moritz and Jaffe worked together previously on another remake of a 1990's sci-fi film "Total Recall." The studio is hoping for the two to collaborate once more to bring to life a sci-fi classic and hopefully create new "Starship Troopers" fans among the younger audience.

The movie "Starship Troopers" is actually based on a sci-fi war novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. The story revolves around the military life of a valiant soldier named Johnny Rico who continues to put his life on the line as he fights against alien bugs.

Columbia Pictures has been reported to mention that it will not remake the 1997 "Starship Troopers" film but will instead focus on producing a story close to the original novel by Heinlein. This might be fortunate news for long-time "Starship Troopers" fans who prefer to watch a straight-up adaptation of the film, as structurally the novel did present the storyline in an interesting way by providing flashbacks of the protagonist's life. The fans are also anticipating for this "Starship Troopers" reboot to become a war film riddled with politics.

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