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Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in a future where mankind is at war with a race of giant bugs, and the only way to do pretty much anything is by becoming a citizen, it follows the tribulations of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a young man who joins the Mobile Infantry. Ever wondered how the film was made? Who was first in line to play Johnny Rico? We have all this and more, just read below if you would like to know more. Check out our 15 Starship Troopers facts below.
Starship Troopers facts
1. Originally released in UK cinemas as a 15 certificate, the movie was upgraded to an 18 for the home entertainment release. The BBFC thought that upon further viewing, the film was far »
- Kat Hughes
I’m always skeptical when it comes to reboots. On the one hand they can be well justified and prove to be a success (Casino Royale, 2006) but on the odd occasion it can backfire and you find yourself walking the exact same path again (The Amazing Spider-man, 2012). There are several reboots in the pipeline, one of which I’m not too keen on, The Crow, which to me feels like an insult to the performance and memory of Brandon Lee. However, a reboot of 80s action-fantasy Highlander (1986) I’m well and truly behind.
Highlander has a special place in my heart, with its basic – if a little silly – premise. Fallen warriors who have been resurrected as immortals take part in “The Game”, where they must behead each other, until the last remaining two fight for “The Prize”. How can you not love that as a concept? A simple set up »
- Tom Batt
It was just so difficult to take "The Son Also Rises" with any amount of seriousness, particularly as a person with a degree in English and a modicum of scientific understanding.
In a feat of astonishing scientific brilliance (otherwise known as magic), Dr. Shelley and his colleagues actually managed to resurrect the son! They literally brought him back from the dead!
In fact, the »
- Kathleen Wiedel
Dan Cooper Mar 15, 2017
Fight Club 2 is something that exists, but it's not heading to the screen as of yet. At least not directly...
Fight Club 2. Has it happened? Will it happen? Should it happen?
The collective answer to those three questions are of course yes. And no. Start trawling the web for word of a sequel to the 1999 cult classic turned post-modern masterpiece and one thing soon becomes apparent: the first rule of a Fight Club sequel is that you don’t talk about a Fight Club sequel. It will come as no great surprise to you that the second rule is somewhat similar in fashion and wording to the first.
Yes, I know - you’re probably rolling your eyes right now at my uninspired use of a tired and overused quote and who could blame you? »
Louisa Mellor Jan 27, 2017
Ben Elton's BBC Two Shakespeare sitcom starring David Mitchell has scored an enviable guest star for its 2017 Christmas special. Emma Thompson will join the ranks of Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Miranda Richardson when she plays Queen Elizabeth I in the festive episode.
Here's the official synopsis for the currently filming second series, which continues to follow William Shakespeare's journey to establishment acceptance in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, and is due to air later this year. »
5 items from 2017
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