Oh, Hollywood – is there no end to your cowardly, money-grubbing idiocy?
Empire magazine‘s new issue has an interview with Toby Jaffe, producer on the new and entirely unwanted reboot of “Starship Troopers“, which ageing geeks will remember as a pretty decent, absurdly gory sci-fi actioner (fans of the original Robert Heinlein novel will probably remember it less fondly, what with director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Edward Neumeier reinterpreting the book as a giddy joyride through a fascistic future). And it doesn’t make for good reading.
If this version of the book does make it before cameras, we can look forward to a less violent (what now?), less satirical, straight-up bug hunt with all hints of complexity safely jettisoned and gee-whiz cgi effects replacing anything potentially disquieting (i.e., less likely to make the box office tills ring).
So, Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner in a PG-13 shoot-em-up with a song by her boyfriend on the soundtrack and nothing likely to tax the brain of anybody with a driving license, then? Where do I sign up for that?
- Rico’s Rough Necks, Where Are They Now? Starship Troopers: Invasion takes place 10 years after the original [Video] (io9.com)
- A Sequel Worth Of The ‘Starship Troopers’ Name? (screenphiles.com)