This is a rumor that has me really excited. Apparently a sequel to the classic 1984 movie The Last Starfighter is under way. In fact, it’s supposed to start shooting this month and the original film’s star, Lance Guest, will be back.
The news comes from Cinema Blend, where they say the movie will be about the original Last Starfighter’s son. I guess that makes sense.
Sadly, they movie will have go on without the best character in the original, Centauri. The great Robert Preston, who played Centauri, died in 1987 of lung cancer. Hopefully they’ll have the good sense not to try and replace him. They’d be better off writing the character out altogether. There’s no replacing Preston.