Watch: First Trailer for Animated 'Starship Troopers: Invasion' Sequel
"I always get the shakes before a drop." While we expect this to go straight-to-DVD, I'm such a big Starship Troopers fan, and kind of on a sci-fi high with Prometheus (and Hunger Games), I wanted to feature it anyway. IGN has debuted the first teaser trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion, the new CG animated movie that Sony is making. We first covered the announcement for it last year, including that Casper Van Dien might be back to voice one of the characters, but there's still not much confirmed yet. That said, we do get a quick tease here, and while it's not much I'm kind of intrigued. Take a look and tell us what you think.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Shinji Aramaki's Starship Troopers: Invasion, originally from IGN:
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.