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STARSHIP TROOPERS: Mark Swift And Damian Shannon To Script Reboot

Casper Van Dien Starship Troopers

Mark Swift And Damian Shannon To Pen Script For Starship Troopers

Columbia Pictures‘ upcoming Starship Troopers reboot has found its screenwriters in the form of Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.

Swift and Shannon are of course known for their work on Freddy vs. Jason as well as another reboot, Friday the 13th. Up next on the duo’s slate is Baywatch, which is set for release next summer:

“For the record, we think Verhoeven’s version is amazing and we aren’t trying to redo it,” the pair wrote on Twitter. “Will talk more about it soon, but we’re excited!”

The outlet reports that they will be going back to the original basis for the film, the 1959 novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz will produce the feature alongside Toby Jaffe. The two of them previously produced the remake of another Paul Verhoeven film, Total Recall.

The original Starship Troopers was released in 1997 and starred Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, and Michael Ironside as soldiers fighting an alien race of bugs. Though a critical flop and a mild box office success upon release, the film garnered a cult following through the years and even earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, losing out to James Cameron’s Titanic.

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