News ‘Starship Troopers’ Director Paul Verhoeven Shares His Thoughts on the Reboot Published 2 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! Don't Miss Intense Trailer for British Horror ‘Escape from Cannibal Farm’ Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Check Out Some Script Pages from the Unmade ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel Writers Reveal Title to Unmade ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel That Would Kill Off Jason Voorhees Columbia Pictures To Reboot ‘Starship Troopers’ With ‘Freddy Vs. Jason’ Screenwriters Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Reviews16 hours ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News3 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News3 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News4 days ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News4 days ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!