The concept of machine rule is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which an artificially created lifeform takes over the naturally evolved beings that created them. As a theme, it may reflect a fear of one's creations running out of control, becoming the new masters.
Science Fiction Idea: Money becomes self-aware – $kynet.
A remake of Starship Troopers is in the works, joining remakes of Total Recall (2012) and RoboCop (2013). That's half of Paul Verhoeven's six Hollywood films.
Five of Paul Verhoeven's six Hollywood films spawned sequels — RoboCop (2, 3), Basic Instinct (2), Showgirls (2), Starship Troopers (2, 3, 4), and Hollow Man (2) — while Total Recall 2 came really close to happening, several times.