Starship Troopers up for the remake treatment

Just when you thought the remake mill had churned its way through every conceivable property, a news story comes along to remind you that there's still plenty to plunder.

Yup, producer Neal Moritz has decided that Starship Troopers is due a remake, having ordered a script from Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz ( Thor , X-Men: First Class ).

Moritz is also behind the remake of Total Recall , another of Verhoeven's culty sci-fis.

Will Troopers be stripped of its political vitriol and OTT violence by a sanitised remake? It's only guesswork at the moment, but it's safest to presume the worst when it comes to remakes.

There's no word on an intended release date yet.