It's been a while since we've seen anything fun from the upcoming CGI sequel Starship Troopers: Invasion, but with the August release date fast approaching, the studio has released an epic new trailer. The bugs are back!
It may have had a bit of cheese coming off the edges, but the 1997 big screen adaptation of Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers is still one of the most awesomely crazy sci-fi action movies out there. The even lower-budget, direct-to-DVD sequels? Not so much.
Based on Robert Heinlein's novel of the same name, the 1997 film Starship Troopers is revered by fans as one of the most cheesily awesome, and wildly violent sci-fi films ever made. With a reboot now in the works, it seems the new version will apparently be missing some of that violent, bug-killing charm. But why?
Robert Heinlein's somewhat controversial 1959 book was made into Paul Verhoeven's rather divisive 1997 movie: Some saw it as an insightful satire on the media-readiness of modern war, while others saw it as a candy-colored betrayal. But now Sony has retained the writers of Thor and X-Men: First Class to fashion a new take on a classic tale.
This week we got the news that Roland Emmerich's Universal Soldier—crappy sequels aside—is being adapted for television. It's not a bad idea at all. In fact, it prompted thoughts of other classic (and not so classic) '90s movies that should make the leap to the small screen.