Starship Troopers Revamp

August 2nd, 2012 | by Sqotty |

Over on io9, they have an article on upcoming SF movie reboots (and “why they might not suck”, their words, not mine).

There are a couple of films listed that I definitely want to talk about. The first is the badly needed redo of RAH’s Starship Troopers.

For those who know me, ya know I am a big fan of Heinlein and Starship Troopers is one of my favorite novels (I have read it about a dozen times).

Don’t get me wrong, I liked the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film, Starship Troopers, but it isn’t very Heinleinish, if you know what I mean. Verhoeven took many liberties with the film that didn’t go down well with hardcore Heinlein fans, making the Federation into some sort of fascistic society, which is not in keeping with Heinlein’s novel. As well as other issues (where the heck is my powered armor and capsule drops?).

According to a piece on Empire Online, Jaffe has stated that the plans are to keep the film “a little” closer to the book. I hope so, and if he succeeds, I’ll be in line to buy tickets. And this time, we may even get the powered armor!

The second is Logan’s Run. Not sure how they can improve upon it, even with its deviations from the novel. As io9 states, this is not a certainty, but it would be fun to see what a new look at Logan’s Run would bring us.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they happen.

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