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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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.

BinaryBob101 on May 28, 2012


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. 

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


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

Ehsan Davodi on May 28, 2012


Yah, first movie is great entertainment with excellent production values and wit.

Max Renn on May 28, 2012


HOLY... The theme song! I'm sold.

Dabe on May 28, 2012


"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.

syntaxterror on May 28, 2012


Hmmm...I'm guessing you can whip up better CGI, right?

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


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. 

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


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 🙂

syntaxterror on May 30, 2012


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

DaftBot on May 30, 2012



syntaxterror on May 31, 2012


oh dear 🙁

dom on May 28, 2012


Still nothing like the book! Maybe the writers should read it first - just the first film - crap!

Guest on May 28, 2012


 the book is boring Fascistic propaganda. So, good.

Dan Hibiki on May 28, 2012


 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..

whysoPC on May 28, 2012


 I don't think you know what fascism is. Boring...maybe...fascist ,definitely not. Or maybe you read another book.

Don't be superficial on May 29, 2012


 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.

Don't be superficial on May 29, 2012


 That would be a good thought.

John on May 28, 2012


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"?

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


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.

Ticketmaster on May 28, 2012


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.

kodekn on May 28, 2012


Yeah, it's so not memorable. It only has about a half dozen sequels, comic book and animated adaptations. Not very memorable at all.

John on May 28, 2012


Yeah...not bad for a film that wasn't "memorable" to some people....

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


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.

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


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. 

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


I would rather watch Denise Richards  take her shirt off in part 1 then watch this...

Bobo on May 28, 2012


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

Zpayne02 on May 28, 2012


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.

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


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.

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


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.

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


yeah... that's what I just said >_>

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


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. 

DaftBot on May 29, 2012


Oh I get it... you're a giant troll. Ok cool.

DaftBot on May 29, 2012


The CG in this movie looks just like the CG in the last Starship Troopers. 

Rain Spider on May 28, 2012


shall we really go compare to see how horribly wrong this statement is?

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


I'm still in shock that Ethan Anderton labelled this as "cool".

BinaryBob101 on May 28, 2012


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.

SV7 on May 28, 2012


Just looks like a bunch of crappy cut scenes from a FPS.

Max Renn on May 28, 2012


I was thinking this reminds me of Appleseed, and I see why. Ill watch it.

mooreworthy on May 28, 2012


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.

Scopedog on May 28, 2012


No doubt.

mooreworthy on May 29, 2012


And they both got a lot of their ideas from Aliens... 

DaftBot on May 28, 2012


Micheal bay did. Ninja Turtles. Alien ninja turtles.

Goyi on May 28, 2012


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?

DaftBot on May 28, 2012



Prohass on May 29, 2012


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

Ehsan Davodi on May 29, 2012


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.

Leroy on May 29, 2012


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.

Freckles on May 29, 2012


hell yea roughnecks hooah!!!!!

clos on Jun 19, 2012

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