While the reboot of Starship Troopers is pushing forward, the original film’s gratuitous violence will apparently be sorely lacking in the new version. Empire Online recently touched base with producer Toby Jaffe to discuss the upcoming reboots of Troopers, Total Recall, and RoboCop. Here’s what Jaffe had to say in regards to the films:
“The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent,” explains Jaffe, also one of the team behind the Colin Farrell’s Total Recall. “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.”
And – of course – according to Jaffe, more CGI will be involved in the new film:
“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.”
Even though the film will be more faithful to the 1959 book, with much less bug splatter I certainly hope that the producers can recreate a 25-year old Denise Richards with all of that fancy CGI of theirs.
You can read more about the upcoming reboots of Starship Troopers, Total Recall, and RoboCop in the newest issue of Empire Magazine, out today.