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Starship Troopers is getting a remake and here’s what you need to know

hollywood Updated: Nov 05, 2016 12:26 IST

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Sci-fi novelist Robert A Heinlein wrote the 1959 story in which a freshly minted soldier, Johnnie Rico, rises up the ranks in a war against giant alien bugs. (YouTube)

The original novel behind satirical gung-ho 1997 sci-fi Starship Troopers is set to become the basis for another franchise outing, according to a new dispatch.

The scriptwriters behind Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron’s Baywatch, and producers associated with both Fast & Furious and the Total Recall remake are on the new Starship Troopers project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sci-fi novelist Robert A Heinlein wrote the 1959 story in which a freshly minted soldier, Johnnie Rico, rises up the ranks in a war against giant alien bugs.

Film director Paul Verhoeven chose to interpret it as a satire for his 1997 film which spawned three home movie sequels for Sony Pictures Entertainment or subsidiary studios.

But an “an all-new take” is now expected from Sony studio Columbia Pictures.

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