Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs.
In the latest episode we look back at what happened to director Paul Verhoeven‘s now-classic sci-fi romp, STARSHIP TROOPERS! Originally released in 1997, the film was skewered by critics and audiences were skittish. Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Jake Busey, Dina Meyer and Clancy Brown, the adaptation of the award-winning novel by Robert A. Heinlein was a tough nut to crack and folks were initially turned off by the hardcore ultraviolence and irreverent satirical edge. However, those same aspects are what has helped make it the cult classic it is today, leaving us with the question of WTF Happened To This Movie?