1984’s science fiction adventure film The Last Starfighter captured the imaginations of a generation, and screenwriters have been wanting to remake it or tell more stories in that universe for decades. Now, more than thirty-five years after the original premiered, a sequel is closer than ever.
Jonathan Betuel, who co-wrote the original film, recently gave a The Last Starfighter sequel update and explained that he is still working on a follow-up film with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta, and that finally, after years of trying to secure the rights, “it looks like we’ll be making the deal to get it going.” Read More »
(Whoopi Goldberg + Police Dinosaur) x Lots of Lawsuits = How Did This Get Made?!?!
Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for the most expensive movie that ever went straight to video: THEODORE REX.
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It seems like almost every movie from the 1980’s is getting remade these days, but not The Last Starfighter. Several filmmakers and writers, among them Star Wars anthology writer Gary Whitta and actor/writer/director Seth Rogen, and word has it that Steven Spielberg himself couldn’t get the Last Starfighter remake rights. But it appears a reboot of The Last Starfighter will happen, but it won’t be on the big screen, it will be on television. Hit the jump to read about The Last Starfighter TV reboot.
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