‘Starship Troopers’ Remake Has Fans ‘Devastated': ‘F— You Hollywood’

“A non-satirical STARSHIP TROOPERS reboot is about the worst goddamn idea I’ve ever heard,” one writes on Twitter. “Thanks, 2016”

Last Updated: November 4, 2016 @ 8:03 AM

A “Starship Troopers” remake is in the works at Sony’s Columbia Pictures, and fans of the original Paul Verhoeven film aren’t quite as pumped as maybe studio executives were hoping.

“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: