We have heard a bit more on the sequel to The Last Starfighter that is currently in the works.

Two weeks ago, we confirmed from a spokesperson at George Paige and Associates that the movie was in development, but was not going to be shooting within a month’s time, as had been previously rumored. The spokesperson gave us a contact at Relativity Media, a partner in the project. Reaching him, we were given a few more nuggets about the project.

First off, the spokesperson wanted to be clear that the film was definitely going to be a sequel, not a remake, adding that they hope to have the film in production by the end of the year. Currently the original film’s writer, Jonathan Betuel and director Nick Castle are working on the sequel’s screenplay.

“Our intent is to have Catherine Mary Stewart and Lance Guest reprise their roles,” he stated. “We do not want to switch gears.” He does add the caveat that the actors have not yet been approached, as there is no finalized script.

Late for a meeting, the Relativity spokesperson stated that he wanted to talk more about the project and would call back. To date, we have not heard back, which is why we are keeping his name off the record for the time being. When we learn more, we’ll pass it along.

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