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The proposed new adaptation of Robert Heinlen's sci-fi novel "Starship Troopers" is apparently moving ahead.
"Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" scribe Zack Stentz was recently asked how the film's script is progressing and what sort of tone it would have. He responded it will be "less a satire & more an actual adaptation of the Heinlein novel. An Officer & a Gentleman in power armor." Stentz previously compared the new version's tone with that of "Minority Report".
Heinlein's novel, first published in 1959, was politically controversial for its time. It, and the previous 1997 film, followed a futuristic military unit as they progress from recruit to infantry to ranking officers against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and a giant arachnoid species.
However, Paul Verhoeven's film took a completely different approach to the patriotic and pro-militarism material - turning his adaptation into a satirical action film that heavily sent up fascism. »
- Garth Franklin
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 »
- Samantha Wilson
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). Over the holidays, film blogger Scott Weinberg asked Stentz directly over Twitter what we could expect from the redo, and this was the reply (via Giant Freakin Robot): "Less a satire & more an actual adaptation of the Heinlein novel. 'An Officer & A Gentleman' in power armor." In case you don't remember, the movie Stentz »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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