Starship TroopersIn today's reboot news,"Starship Troopers" will be the latest cult classic to get a new look for the new century.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures is developing a reboot of the 1997 film based on Robert A. Heinlein's novel and directed by Paul Verhoeven. To pen the script, the studio has hired Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the writers behind the upcoming "Baywatch" movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron.

Heinlein's novel follows a young soldier who fights against alien bugs. Verhoeven's adaptation was a more satirical take and explored themes like war culture and propaganda films. It was not a box office hit at the time, but went on to gain a cult following.

Columbia reportedly wants a more faithful adaptation of the novel, which could generate controversy. The book has been accused of containing coded racism and promoting fascism. On Twitter, fans expressed dismay at a straight take on "Starship Troopers":

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Starship Troopers
R1997
Based on 20 critics

Earth's space fleet (Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards) battles gigantic insects. Read More

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