Starship Troopers — Some know it as novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. Some know it as a $105 million flop. I know it as the day Doogie Howser finally became a man.
Starship Troopers is going animated with Starship Troopers: Invasion directed by Shinji Aramaki. The film follows Carl Jenkins (Neil Patrick Harris’ character from the original) who goes M.I.A. after a distant Federation outpost is attacked by bugs. This isn’t the big live action reboot you’ve been hearing rumors about. This is the fourth film in the series that brought us Starship Troppers 2: Hero of the Federation and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. The fourth film is different than the other sequels in that it’s a full-length CG feature.
The first teaser trailer has been released online, and while it doesn’t show much, it gives me hope that the original franchise still has some legs. Hopefully this is the beginning of a whole new animated direct-to-DVD trilogy.
Read on for the official synopsis and first teaser trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion.
A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship Johm A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carrl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever have imagined…
Visit the official website and check out the trailer below.