‘Starship Troopers’ TV Show Pitch Shared by Original Star Casper Van Dien

‘Starship Troopers’ TV Show Pitch Shared by Original Star Casper Van Dien



There is presently no official phrase on the standing of the Starship Troopers TV present. We know, not less than at one level, that Sony was growing the mission with unique screenwriter Ed Neumeier. The plan, when the thought first surfaced in early 2019, was to have the unique solid return. Now, Casper Van Dien, who performed Johnny Rico within the franchise, reveals his concept for the present, which might contain him returning as “old man Rico.”

Casper Van Dien not too long ago mentioned his proposal for the present. Though not official plot particulars, the actor defined that he feels now’s the proper time for Starship Troopers to take over the small display screen, with him taking over a mentor position for the youthful era of troopers. Here’s what he needed to say about it.

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“I think that Starship Troopers would be the best TV series right now. I think that it was such a cool first movie, and the other ones, they didn’t have the heart that the first one had. I think a Starship Troopers movie, turned into a TV series now, everything that was in the original movie, would fit so well now with today’s climate and everything. I think it would be nice to have old man Rico back. I think it would be fun to be in there and have some young blood in there, but still have one old, crotchety old man in there, like me… I think that would be a fun thing to shoot. I think with the political climate, and the place we’re at today, it would fit so perfect.”

When we spoke to Casper Van Dien final yr, he defined that he had been very involved with developing the show, and even had a top-notch director good friend he was discussing the mission with. Since he labored with Robert Rodriguez on Alita: Battle Angel, it was cheap to take a position that could be who he was speaking about. In the identical interview, the actor would not verify or deny the director, however mentioned Rodriguez could be good for the job.

“I’d find it irresistible if Robert Rodriguez was in the mix. I’d find it irresistible and I feel he could be the proper man for it.”

Over the years, Casper Van Dien has had loads of huge administrators speak to him about Starship Troopers. Everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Edgar Wright loves it. So he want to see all of them hop on board and direct episodes of the present, ought to it ever transfer ahead.

“I think that all those directors, it would be fun, to have them come in and do an episode or two or three, or an arc, or something like that. I think it would be fun if we had that kind of thing where it’s real filmmakers making the thing. That would be my goal.”

Starship Troopers was launched in 1997 and was not a monetary success on the time. It has, nonetheless, gained cult standing through the years and spawned a sequence of a number of, direct-to-video sequels. We’ll make sure you preserve you posted as any particulars on the doable TV present are made accessible. This information involves us by way of Inverse.

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