If the original and still very much insane Starship Troopers was known for anything at all, it would be for its maniacal moments of free-flowing gore. As for the upcoming remake… not so much. Here’s your chance to find out why.
The original Starship Troopers was directed by Paul Verhoeven, who also directed RoboCop and Total Recall. Both of those films are being remade as we type. Producer Toby Jaffe (Starship Troopers, Total Recall remakes) sat down with Empire and let them know why making notoriously violent and campy flicks just isn’t feasible for bigger budget movies.
“The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent. With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way. Verhoeven took [Robert Heinlein’s 1959 novel] from one extreme and made it almost comical, whereas our job is to be a little more faithful to the book and ground it a little more … Working in a visual-effects renaissance as we are, we have the ability to do so much more now. We can do the Jump Suits [armored exoskeletons from Heinlein’s novel], for example, which I don’t think they could have done before.”
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