Gary Whitta Would Kill To Write The Last Starfighter Remake
Hollywood screenwriter Gary Whitta is known for writing The Book Of Eli, After Earth, The Walking Dead video game and most recently wrote a draft of of the Gareth Edwards Star Wars spinoff movie.
Whitta's next project is Mark Millar's Starlight, but Whitta also says he would like to write a remake for The Last Starfighter.
"Man, I wish. I’m one of a very long list of screenwriters who would kill for the opportunity to bring that back," Whitta told Slash Film.
At one time, Steven Spielberg and Seth Rogen were interested in The Last Star Fighter as well, but similar to why they never got to remake it, Whitta also says it's a rights issue.
"It just seems like the rights are impossible to figure out," Whitta said. "Maybe one day. If there’s one thing that movie taught me, it’s to never stop believing that anything is possible. Even in Hollywood."
According to Wiki, a remake for The Last Starfighter was on the table back in 2008, with the rights owned by GPA Entertainment, but the project stalled for some reason.
Various rumors have even said there were plans for a "Son of Starfighter" sequel.
The Last Starfighter originally launched back in 1984 that saw a teenager in a trailer park recruited through playing a video game to fight in an intergalactic war.
Check out a modern version of the trailer: