“F— you Hollywood,” one wrote on Twitter.
“A non-satirical STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot is about the worst goddamn idea I’ve ever heard,” another tweeted out. “Thanks, 2016.”
The project is not a remake or a reboot of Verhoeven’s 1997 sci-fi movie, studio insiders told told TheWrap. Instead, the filmmakers are going back to the source material — a novel by Robert Heinlein. Nobody who worked on the 1997 film will be involved in the new project.
Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, who wrote the upcoming “Baywatch” comedy starring Zach Efron and Dwayne Johnson, will pen the screenplay. “Fast & Furious” producer Neal H. Moritz is producing along with Toby Jaffe (both worked on the original “Total Recall”).
The film is based on Heinlein’s 1959 sci-fi book about a futuristic Alien-fighting military force and soldier Johnny Rico.
Either way, here are some choice fan objections:
A non-satirical STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot is about the worst goddamn idea I've ever heard. Thanks, 2016.
— Andrew Todd (@mistertodd) November 3, 2016
Sorry, people… I cannot be bothered to comment on a Starship Troopers remake on the same day a f*cking Furby movie was announced.
— cinemasins (@cinemasins) November 4, 2016
Is there any doubt a STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot will be the very thing Verhoeven was satirizing? Or will the screenwriters of BAYWATCH wow me?
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) November 4, 2016
Honestly. Total Recall reboot – Disappointing. Robocop reboot – Disappointing. Just leave Verhoeven's films be. #starshiptroopers
— Andrew Fox (@DigitalSneeze) November 3, 2016
STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot will be based on the book and likely not a satire this time, so probably not very good then.
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) November 3, 2016
now starship troopers is getting a reboot
………… i just cant figure out why are they destroying so much of my fav movies this year
— Iltapalanyymi (@Iltapalanyymi) November 4, 2016
Starship Troopers reboot
Fuck you Hollyoowd
— Marc Geppert (@Darian_Wolf) November 4, 2016
Absolutely devastated to hear the news that Starship Troopers is going to be remade.
— Kerrie Gilbert (@KerrieAGilbert) November 4, 2016
soooo a #STARSHIPTROOPERS remake. gottdammit , you cant just remake a Verhoeven film. yea i know its a book , lol . but still
— Director Juan Salas (@directorJSalas) November 4, 2016
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