Starship Troopers

Here’s one way 2014 won’t be much different from 2013: The flood of sequels, reboots, and remakes isn’t slowing down anytime soon. After the jump:

  • Short Term 12 star Keith Stanfield will be part of The Purge 2
  • That Starship Troopers remake will be closer to the source material
  • Jon M. Chu talks G.I. Joe 3 and dropping Masters of the Universe
  • What do the new Ninja Turtles action figures tell us about the movie?
  • The guys are back together for a new Horrible Bosses 2 image

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Disemboweled bodies, gaping wounds and dripping blood are just a few trademarks in a Paul Verhoeven action movie, especially Starship Troopers, RoboCop and Total Recall. Violence is part of their charm and with all three films currently at different stages of being remade, the question of the universal appeal of excessive violence has been raised.

Total Recall comes out in a few weeks; RoboCop goes into production soon; and Starship Troopers is still being developed. In an interview with Empire Magazine, producer Toby Jaffe said that the remake of Starship Troopers will be less satirical, less violent, more patriotic and generally more in line with Robert Heinlein’s novel than was Verhoeven’s take. Read more after the jump. Read More »

I’ll admit, when I first heard another Starship Troopers film was being released, I had my doubts. Even the first trailer didn’t inspire a lot of confidence. But with the animated Starship Troopers: Invasion now nearing its scheduled summer release, the Japanese trailer has come online and the film was obviously made for fans, by fans.

Written by Flint Dille and directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed), Invasion takes place ten years after the first film and returns Johnny Rico (above), Carmen Ibanez and Carl Jenkins (originally played by Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris) for an unexpected reunion featuring lots of bugs.

In the new trailer, you see a bunch of action and you’ll hear plenty of recognizable quotes. Come on you apes, you wanna live forever? Check it out after the jump. Read More »

So should Paul Verhoeven take this as an insult or a compliment? Two of his best known movies, Total Recall and Robocop, are currently at different stages of being remade and now one of his lesser known but – in my opinion – most fun films, Starship Troopers is next. Vulture reports Fast and Furious producer Neil Moritz has hired Thor and X-Men First Class screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to write a new adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

The original film, released in 1997, was a moderate theatrical success but lives on in the hearts of its fans (myself included) and in numerous direct to DVD sequels. A new animated film, Starship Troopers Invasion, from the acclaimed director of Appleseed Shinji Aramaki, will be released next year.

That’s all well and good, but what exactly will this reboot consist of? We ask those questions after the jump.

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A new Starship Troopers movie will be released next year, would you like to know more? Unfortunately, the answer to that question might be “No” considering the huge drop in quality the franchise has suffered since its first theatrical showing. Based on a masterful 1959 novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers is about an idealistic future where the human’s main adversaries are big alien bugs. The franchise kicked off with a bang in 1997 when the novel was turned into a cult classic film by Paul Verhoeven. From there, though, two terrible direct to DVD sequels followed in addition to a better – but not great – CGI animated series called Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles that lasted one season.

Sony Pictures, which holds the rights to the property, is hoping animation is the way to go with the franchise as they’ve officially announced Starship Troopers Invasion, an anime from the acclaimed director of Appleseed Shinji Aramaki, will be released in Summer 2012. Read the plot synopsis, see the full poster and more after the jump. Read More »

VOTD: Starship Troopers Against Child Abuse


Starship Troopers star Casper Van Dien, AKA Johnny Rico, reprises his famous role to help raise awareness of child abuse in one of the weirdest Public Service Announcements ever produced. This PSA is not only real, but it’s brand spanking new. It wasn’t filmed years ago when the movie was released but was just shot a few weeks ago. Watch it after the jump and for more information about Childhelp please visit www.childhelp.org.
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/Filmcast Episode 3 – Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu PandaIn this episode of the /Filmcast, David, Devindra, and Adam debate how good the Religulous trailer really is, remember the good old days when Eddie Murphy used to say “Fuck,” try to ignore the hype/hate behind the Valkyrie trailer, and geek out about Kung Fu Panda. Special guest bloggers Mike Sonders joins us from Great White Snark and Myles McNutt joins us from Cultural Learnings. Have any questions/comments/suggestions? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com.

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