See a Second Cool Trailer for Animated 'Starship Troopers: Invasion'

May 28, 2012
Source: Bleeding Cool

Starship Troopers: Invasion

Back in March we featured a teaser trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion, the new CG animated movie that Sony is making, and will likely end up going straight-to-DVD. Of course, Starship Troopers holds a special place in our heart, so we just like putting this one out there for fans to soak up if they're so inclined. Now we have a longer look at the new animated film, and while it doesn't look all that impressive on the character details, the action looks to be fairly well intact, even if it feels more like unfinished video game cinematics than a full animated film. There still might be some cool stuff to see in this flick though. Watch!

Here's the new trailer for Shinji Aramaki's Starship Troopers: Invasion via Bleeding Cool:

The story centers around two teams of Roughnecks: the Alpha 1 team embarking on a mission to rescue the distant outpost Fort Casey and the K-12 team already stationed at Fort Casey. The two war-depleted squads must band together with a common objective, but personalities and ambition ensure a bumpy ride.

Starship Troopers: Invasion is directed by Japanese filmmaker Shinji Aramaki, of Appleseed & Appleseed: Ex Machina, as well as a Halo Legends segment previously. The script is by Flint Dille (Dragonstrike), obviously based on Robert A. Heinlein's novel, and this version is supposed to be more of a sequel to the original 1997 Starship Troopers movie than any of its crappy sequels. We don't have much release info yet, but it is expected to go straight-to-DVD sometime this year. For updates, follow the film's production blog.

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  • BinaryBob101
    This looks pretty awful.  All the satire has gone out of the window, in favour of animation that seems no better than cutscenes from a video game.  Poor. In short, not cool.
    • The thing is this... The satire that you love wasn't present in the trailers for the original film or it's sequels either. They've never been marketed on their wit but rather on their action. The wit is great but the action is what keeps people staying around. 
  • Ehsan Davodi
    After a cool movie by Great Paul Verhoeven they shit on sequels, I am very upset for those sequels. First one had epic battle scenes with not-bad story and Incredible Special Effects. I'm Out
    • Max Renn
      Yah, first movie is great entertainment with excellent production values and wit.
  • Dabe
    HOLY... The theme song! I'm sold.
  • syntaxterror
    "would you like to know more?" Not really. Pathetic voice acting. Lackluster animation. Nothing seemingly new in story development. I'll pass like I passed on those sorry sequels.
    • Scopedog
      Hmmm...I'm guessing you can whip up better CGI, right?
      •  You know, people are allowed to not like a thing without having to do it themselves. For example, if I get food poisoning at a restaurant, the chef is not allowed to say "fuck you, you cook something better then!"
    • Lackluster animation? >_> ok I don't know what you saw that was different from what I saw. Keep in mind this isn't a pixar budget level film and you haven't seen any of the big scenes yet.  Also funny how you're passing judgement on films you didn't see. While I agree, I think it's hilarious that you're calling the sequels sorry based solely on what other people said and not one what you experienced. 
      • syntaxterror
        sorry, I neglected to mention that I did watch the first 15 minutes of Starship Troopers 2. It took alot of effort to get through those 15 minutes, let me tell you. I've gone through great extremes to try and forget that I even watched it and you had to come along and make me remember. The gall! I believe it can be rather easy to pass judgement on films I haven't seen through only watching the trailers. That's the beauty of a trailer. It's a marketing plan to try to entice a viewer to spend money on watching the whole thing. Sometimes a crappy trailer doesn't reveal the greatness of a movie and sometimes it really does. To each their own... but go ahead and flame away anyway :)
        • an internet debate is not flaming. I stated I found it funny. I find it even funnier that you're acting like you actually put effort into forgetting about a movie. I saw the whole thing, didn't have an impact on me at all and I make no effort to "Forget" I saw it because that's not how life works. You're going to extremes to make a point that when read by a rational human being make you sound like an absolute lunatic. 15 minutes of a straight to DVD (first to cable) movie made you freak out so bad and was so damaging that you had do self repairing psychological work on yourself in order to forget the trauma? Yep that's normal.  As far as passing judgement on a film you've never seen based on a trailer? That's called being uninformed or misinformed. You can make a misinformed or uninformed judgement on things all the time. People should be aware when they are making that judgement, as I know I am doing so to you in my mind right now. <3
          • syntaxterror
  • dom
    oh dear :(
  • Guest
    Still nothing like the book! Maybe the writers should read it first - just the first film - crap!
    •  the book is boring Fascistic propaganda. So, good.
      • whysoPC
         What book did you read? I can see how one could find it fascist on  first glance but if you look at it a little bit closer it actually does not advocate fascism. Boring ..well,different strokes for different folks I guess..
      • Don't be superficial
         I don't think you know what fascism is. Boring...maybe...fascist ,definitely not. Or maybe you read another book.
        •  No, he's right. The book was less of a sci-fi action story and more of a field manual for a new type of world where the military is the most important thing in the world.
          • Don't be superficial
             Sigh.Military propaganda does not make it fascist. Just read this: http://hyperpat wordpress com/2006/12/28/fascism-and-starship-troopers-once-more/ There are few dots missing in the link.Figure it out.
    • John
       That would be a good thought.
    • Scopedog
      They DID read the book.  Many of the people behind the first film (and the admitedly inferior sequels) were huge fans of the book.  That said, there were many things in the book that just could not translate well to the screen.  And you haven't seen this film yet, so how can you call it "crap"?
  • Ticketmaster
    The 1997 Starship Troopers was campy and not very memorable. Sony really needs to stop trying to rehash their old property and come up with innovative new franchises.
    • kodekn
      Come on, it's one of the best sci-fi films ever made. One of the strong points of the film is its ability to depict a fascist society (and ridicule it) and make the audience root for that society at the same time. A great film, that was never meant to be anything else than a well made B film, but the quality of the film making is rising it to the A status.
    • John
      Yeah, it's so not memorable. It only has about a half dozen sequels, comic book and animated adaptations. Not very memorable at all.
      • Scopedog
        Yeah...not bad for a film that wasn't "memorable" to some people....
    • Scopedog
      Yup, here we go again..."come up with innovative new franchises".  Which is easy to say and very, very hard to do. Is the first film perfect?  No--but it certainly works as a satire about facism and let's face it, it made many critics crap their pants because they couldn't pigeonhole it.
    • This statement of how memorable it is really applies just to you. Starship Troopers was a huge cult hit and a LOT of people remember the film very fondly. As far as it's camp goes, that's on purpose. Verhoeven was going for a very specific feel of a graphically violent B-grade sci-fi film blended with a WWII/Vietname movie and he accomplished it beautifully.  It was very ahead of it's time. 
  • Bobo
    I would rather watch Denise Richards  take her shirt off in part 1 then watch this...
  • Zpayne02
    Why does Hollywood hate starship troopers?? A good franchise and they shit on it with this crap and all of those sequels...... :( I loved the original
    • Shinji Aramaki is one of the most important japanese directors working in the field of animation. This isn't a "hollywood" production. Sony isn't even an American company. Soooo might want to redirect that anger.
  • Aramaki is a great director. I loved Appleseed. The guy is also one of the best character and mech designers in the world of anime. I can't wait to see this thing.
    • Scopedog
      I've loved Aramaki's design works for years, and it's very cool to see him working as a CGI director (his segment for HALO: LEGENDS was incredible).  If anyone can understand how to get the most out of CG, it's him.
    • Hey DaftBot, I hear Shinji Aramaki is a great director.
      • yeah... that's what I just said >_>
        •  DaftBot, you need to chill the fuck out, I'm just saying that I heard that Shinji Aramaki is a great director and everything about this movie is somehow awesome.
          • I'm chilled. It's just your comment is incredibly awkward. You literally just repeated what I said and then directed it at me. If you did that while we were sitting at a bar and talking I'd think you're either retarded, drunk or just learning English for the first time... all of which may be true now. But for the record I am chilled the fuck out. 
          •  Why are you getting so mad? Why don't you want to admit that Shinji Aramaki is a very important director?
          • Oh I get it... you're a giant troll. Ok cool.
          •  No, I'm just a drunk retard who hasn't learned English fully yet. Let's go for drinks and you can laugh at all my funny stories 20 minutes after I tell them.
  • Rain Spider
    The CG in this movie looks just like the CG in the last Starship Troopers. 
    • shall we really go compare to see how horribly wrong this statement is?
  • BinaryBob101
    I'm still in shock that Ethan Anderton labelled this as "cool".
  • SV7
    Unfortunately looks pretty lacklustre and unexciting. Looks like it's fallen into the trap of going for a somewhat realistic style, but without being engaging or dynamic.
  • Max Renn
    Just looks like a bunch of crappy cut scenes from a FPS.
  • mooreworthy
    I was thinking this reminds me of Appleseed, and I see why. Ill watch it.
    • Scopedog
      Yup--it's the same director for APPLESEED who's doing this.  Look, it might turn out to be absolute shite.  But I'd rather _watch_ it first and decide instead of playing Pre-Cog.  It certainly looks cool--to me at least--but I'll wait for the final film before passing judgement.
      • mooreworthy
        No doubt.
  • So this has pretty much become two thirds of Starcraft now. 
    • And they both got a lot of their ideas from Aliens... 
      • Goyi
        Micheal bay did. Ninja Turtles. Alien ninja turtles.
        • Yeah and you know who else came up with Alien Ninja Turtles? The co-creator of the original ninja turtles. His property to do with as he wishes. Also what does this have to do with ANYTHING we're talking about?
  • Prohass
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Yes dudes , shinji mirakami is director. Appleseed not was in size of "advent children: final fantasy" (for me) But this is bad decision from him. He must direct something new, this jap guys are clever, I hate when they take bad decision. He can also direct appleseed 3 ,whole word is run out of Ideas for such almighty director and this huge money. Starship Troopers is OVER duds
    • ATTN: ANYONE WHO HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS MOVIE. Read this before you do: "He must direct something new, this jap guys are clever, I hate when they take bad decision." Start with that. 
  • Leroy
    Wow.  This just shows how far ahead of its time Roughnecks was.  The animation in this movie looks like crap compared to what Roughnecks did 12 years ago.
  • Freckles
    not cool. if you want cool animation, see Diablo 3/World Of Warcraft/Assassin's creed etc cutscenes. Those are awesome and DO NOT compare to this...garbage.
  • clos
    hell yea roughnecks hooah!!!!!




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