Well it looks like The Last Starfighter (an 80’s staple) is about to get a sequel 20 years on ala Tron. We get the scoop thanks to a cinemablend exclusive!
I’ve heard vague rumblings in recent years that a sequel might be in the works, and now it looks like it’s actually happening. It is currently on the production schedule for a company called George Paige and Associates, and they list it as being distributed by Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures. Tonight I got an email from a scooper going by the name of ZondoDon, who claims that not only is it on the schedule, it’s about to start shooting next month.
He adds: “It involves original director Nick Castle, writer Jonathan Betuel and actor Lance Guest. It’s your basic Son of the Starfighter storyline and actually sounds pretty cool.” A teenage Guest starred in the original movie, so if they really are pursuing a Son of the Starfighter plot, it makes sense that they’d want him back… assuming of course any of Zondo’s scoop is true.
The Last Starfighter was a great idea for a film. With so many people growing up with video games and with the genre bigger than ever, the film makes almost more sense now than it did when it was originally released. I am not sure I understand a sequel, but I always like to think that one day my Virtua Fighter skills will gain the attention of an alien race… so I am on board to keep the dream alive.
International friends – do you have interest for a sequel to The Last Starfighter or should they leave well enough alone?