Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
The main character of Starship Troopers by Heinlein: Juan Rico, a Filipino hero (rare in science fiction even today.)
The main character of Starship Troopers by Hollywood: John Rico, a white guy played by Casper Van Dien.
On December 3rd, 2011, Hollywood news rag Vulture reported that producer Neal Moritz will produce a reboot of Starship Troopers for Sony, to be written by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class)
Just to put this out here:
Dear Mr. Moritz, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Stenz,
If you’re going to do it, well, your reboot of Starship Troopers is also your chance to un-whitewash Starship Troopers. The main character of the novel, Juan Rico, is Filipino and we hope you will cast an pinoy actor in this role. It is long overdue.