'The Last Starfighter' Sequel Is In The Works

It’s been 35 years since the original hit theaters.

July 16, 2019
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The year was 1984.  It was the height of videogaming in arcades.  And a future cult hit was released in theaters: The Last Starfighter.

In case you haven't seen it, it's the story of Alex Rogan.  As the story goes, he was, "a small town boy with big time dreams."  After getting a high score on a (fictional) Star League videogame, he's charged with saving the universe...from space.

Fast forward 35 years, and here we in 2019: wondering what's happened to Alex.  Well, it looks like we're about to find out.

One of the guys who developed the story for Star Wars: Rogue One (a great movie by the way!), Gary Whitta, has just announced that he's the writer and producer for the sequel to The Last Starfighter.  It turns out he and Jonathan Betuel (the creater of the original film) have been working on it.

Check out the slew of tweets announcing their plans below.

Source: Nerdist

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