News ‘Starship Troopers’ Director Paul Verhoeven Shares His Thoughts on the Reboot Published 3 years ago on November 16, 2016 By Nick Bond Share Tweet ArrowintheHead sat down with original Starship Troopers director Paul Verhoeven, who gave his honest opinions on the reboot of his very own film. He does give some very valid points, most remake are not worth doing. Here is what he had to say to the website: “[Producer] Neal Moritz is doing it, he also did the remake of Total Recall. I think what they’ll do is take out everything that can be upsetting. The satire, leaning toward fascism, all that stuff. Saying to the audience, ‘Yeah, they’re heroes, but they’re also fascists.’ You should do that now, especially now. They announced already that they’re going back to the book, and the book is really militaristic. It’s not fascistic like in Germany, but it’s leaning there. It would be [my] movie, straight. They certainly won’t make references to Leni Riefenstahl like we did. I think it was really interesting to seduce the audience into seeing them as heroes but then to also tell them they might not be okay. They certainly won’t do that because it would be controversial, and that is probably not economically the best idea. It would probably get them an R-rating, and they don’t want that anymore. The remakes that I’ve seen, of Robocop and Total Recall, are the same thing. Every ambiguity out, all these layers out, and PG-13. Just straight bang bang, shoot shoot. They were well made but they were not worth doing.” When asked if he would see it, Verhoeven said: “I’ll look at it because I know there will be questions, and I think it’s a bit silly to say, ‘Well, I don’t want to look at it.’ I’ll look at it. Until now I’ve been… I won’t even say disappointed. It’s pleasant to see that they were wrong.” Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are attached to the film, who worked on both Freddy Vs. Jason and the 2009 Friday the 13th remake. The film will be returning to its roots, adapting directly from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 novel. Below is the plot: “In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war… A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost…” Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing the project. Related Topics:Damian ShannonMark SwiftNeal H. MoritzPaul VerhoevenRobert A. HeinleinStarship TroopersToby Jaffe Up Next Horror Video Game Category Announcement: Launching Soon! 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