Starship Troopers Remake on the Table?

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http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-starship-troopers-remake-just-got-new-life-1788546615

So, what are we thinking, chap and chapettes? A modern, dark an' gritty "war is hell" kinda thing?* Maybe they'll actually have power-armoured soldiers in this one.

*Though I kinda like the satire of the original. "An enemy cannot push a button if you disable his hand. You alright, son?"
 

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A modern, dark an' gritty "war is hell" kinda thing?*
*Though I kinda like the satire of the original.

That's definitely what I've been hearing and even though I love the original movie, I welcome someone else's vision. That's a movie that can be great if done right, and not just become a cult classic.
 

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It'll be interesting to see the tech in the new film. There's power armour in the book and they get shot into the atmosphere of a planet in capsules.

Be cool to see how they show the Bugs. If memory serves the Bugs in the book carry weapons and have bio-guns.
 

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It'll be interesting to see the tech in the new film. There's power armour in the book and they get shot into the atmosphere of a planet in capsules.

Be cool to see how they show the Bugs. If memory serves the Bugs in the book carry weapons and have bio-guns.

Wow didn't know that. There were just lots of bugs in the movie. They didn't have weapons. They were winning based on pure numbers and the weapon that they did have, weren't really ever shown. Just the end result.

I never read the book, because I liked the movie so much. I must have seen this movie over ten times. I remember how fans of the book didn't quite like movie. So I didn't want it ruined, maybe once this movie comes out I'll read the book if the critics say it's more similar. This can easily be great, or it can go the way of Independence Day 2...
 

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Wow didn't know that. There were just lots of bugs in the movie. They didn't have weapons. They were winning based on pure numbers and the weapon that they did have, weren't really ever shown. Just the end result.

I never read the book, because I liked the movie so much. I must have seen this movie over ten times. I remember how fans of the book didn't quite like movie. So I didn't want it ruined, maybe once this movie comes out I'll read the book if the critics say it's more similar. This can easily be great, or it can go the way of Independence Day 2...

Read the book. Now. Stop reading this in fact and get a copy.

Granted there's not much "action" in the book. You could argue that the book is primary a vehicle for the author's political views. But baring in mind it was written in the '50s it paints a scarily accurate portrait of today's society. Also, it's the '50s, and the author uses, what are today staples in sci-fi, like power armour and orbital drops, etc.

The film is a Disney DVD, the book is Disney World.
 

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Wow didn't know that. There were just lots of bugs in the movie. They didn't have weapons. They were winning based on pure numbers and the weapon that they did have, weren't really ever shown. Just the end result.

I never read the book, because I liked the movie so much. I must have seen this movie over ten times. I remember how fans of the book didn't quite like movie. So I didn't want it ruined, maybe once this movie comes out I'll read the book if the critics say it's more similar. This can easily be great, or it can go the way of Independence Day 2...


I recommend the book.(y)
 

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The original film simply followed the blurb on the back of the book. How about looking in between the covers this time? That would give a new version a different spin this time.
 

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I like this idea and if they get it right it could be a great film. Power Armor as it is in the books would be awesome and they should definitely involve the Skinnies.
 

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You wait, it'll turn out that instead of a true film adapted from the book, we'll get a gritty HBO TV series full of murder and sexual-assault that will spin into 7 series.
 

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