Producer Toby Jaffe - who has also worked on the revamp of Verhoeven's Total Recall - has said that big budget films have to tone down the gore.
"The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent," Jaffe told Empire.
"With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way."
Based on the novel by Robert Heinlein, Jaffe has promised improved effects on the new film.
"Working in a visual-effects renaissance as we are, we have the ability to do so much more now," he said. "We can do the Jump Suits [armoured exoskeletons from the novel], for example, which I don't think they could have done before."
Thor and X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz have produced the script for Starship Troopers, which is yet to secure a director.
Watch a trailer for the original Starship Troopers below: