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Postby GORDON » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:40 pm

http://io9.com/5864597....roopers

Vulture is reporting that Sony Pictures producer Neal Moritz has hired screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to pen a Starship Troopers remake.
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Postby Troy » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:42 pm

I hope they keep it serious and gritty like the original

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Postby Malcolm » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:28 pm

Troy wrote:I hope they keep it serious and gritty like the original

If they get Jake Busey to reprise his criminally overlooked performance in that movie, I'm sold.

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Postby TPRJones » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Maybe they should try to make it have at least a passing resemblance to the book instead of basing it on this unforgivable turd of a movie that serves as the perfect example of how to best shit all over your source material.

Unlikely, I know, but I can dream, can't I?
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Postby GORDON » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:29 pm

These guys say it is gonna follow the book better.

http://moviepilot.com/article...._123572
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Postby TPRJones » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:13 am

Robert A. Heinlein’s original Starship Troopers novel has widely been criticized as a celebration of war, militarism and even fascism.

Well, there's a fine example of completely failing to get the point of a novel.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:17 am

Yep. I also like how he said, "Hollywood can't leave good enough alone" in regard to making a remake, and doesn't see the irony in his own statement about the original story being changed.
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Re: Starship Troopers.... REMAKE MOTHER FUCKERS

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:55 pm

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Postby Leisher » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:08 pm

Reboot or TV Show? Original screenwriter has an opinion.

Essentially, if it follows the source material, he isn't interested.
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Postby thibodeaux » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:29 pm

At the risk of re-hashing: the "original" Verhoeven movie was never really based on Heinlein's novel to begin with. PV wanted to make a sci-fi bug-killing movie, and some lawyer told him that was already called Starship Troopers so he needed to get the rights for that. Then he made whatever story he wanted to do anyway.

Kind of like how Tag went down .. :lol:

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Postby Vince » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:04 am

Read the novel after having seen the movie. Some stuff I'd have liked to have seen in the movie (proper treatment of the armor would have been cool), but mostly there really wasn't enough actual meat to the story to make a movie where you'd care about anyone.

A lot of the older sci-fi had that issue. They were so focused on the ideas that they really didn't develop the characters and drama.

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Postby Leisher » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 am

The novel's concepts of government and citizenship is what's most fascinating.
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Postby thibodeaux » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:26 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post Read the novel after having seen the movie.... but mostly there really wasn't enough actual meat to the story to make a movie where you'd care about anyone.


Are you sure you read the novel? Because it's a goddam bildungsroman. It's all ABOUT character development.

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Postby Cakedaddy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:40 pm

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Postby Vince » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 am

thibodeaux wrote:Source of the post
Vince wrote:Source of the post Read the novel after having seen the movie.... but mostly there really wasn't enough actual meat to the story to make a movie where you'd care about anyone.


Are you sure you read the novel? Because it's a goddam bildungsroman. It's all ABOUT character development.

Yeah, I read it. Long on thesis. Short on plot.

Edit: Just went back and reread the plot outline. I think it was just short on color for the plot. It's funny to read the plot on Wiki. Other than the armor combat, the movie followed the plot outline to a "T".

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Postby Leisher » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:38 am

Vince wrote:Source of the post Other than the armor combat, the movie followed the plot outline to a "T".


The problem is that it didn't take it seriously. It mocked it. Thus the use of the "propaganda" posters, font, messages, etc. from WWII. (Because that was totes evil. The screenwriter apparently this we should have just minded our own business as the Nazis conquered Europe and murdered Jews.)
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Postby thibodeaux » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:39 am

The starship troopers WERE the nazis. Duh.


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