Cult classic space adventure The Last Starfighter has avoided getting the reboot treatment unlike so many other 1980s properties (RoboCop, Ghostbusters, etc.), but it’s not for lack of trying on the part of people in Hollywood. Such folk ranging from director Steven Spielberg to Book of Eli and After Earth screenwriter Gary Whitta, and even actor/writer/director Seth Rogen have expressed interest in re-imagining the film for modern audiences
The 1984 movie Last Starfighter stars Lance Guest as Alex Rogan, a young arcade game-playing expert who gets recruited by alien forces to participate in an interstellar war against invading extraterrestrial forces. Starfighter Chronicles is not a continuation of that film’s storyline, according to Variety; rather, it’s a serialized narrative about ‘alien law enforcement,’ with Betuel having said that “It’s about instilling a moral code.” So, for all intents and purposes, this would be a reboot of the Last Starfighter property (of sorts).
Betuel is currently developing the Starfighter Chronicles project with Surreal.tv co-founders Rick Rey and Andy Vick. The reason? Surreal.tv is a company that aims to specialize in combining traditional small screen storytelling with virtual reality, and that is what Beteul wants to do with his Starfighter TV show too.