Here's a new trailer for Starship Troopers Invasion. All of your favorite characters are back in this CG animated movie, set up as a true sequel to 1997's Starship Troopers. There was an awesome saturday morning CG animated show years and years ago that I used to love watching. But I haven't been able to bring myself to re-watch any more of those direct to DVD sequels they've put out. They kinda just got worse and worse, with smaller and smaller budgets.
This has got some great people behind it though. They brought in Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki, who seems to have brought an incredible amount of detail and depth to the world of Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel.
Starship Troopers Invasion will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 28. Check out the trailer, and let us know if this gets you're excited for the live-action reboot they're developing.
Carmen Ibanez, who flew the Rodger Young in the first movie, is now captain of the John A. Warden (the battleship I introduced in previous blogs). Carl Jenkins, now Minister of Paranormal Warfare, takes over the John A. Warden for a deep space experiment - leaving Carmen livid and ship-less. Carl brushes off her vehement objections and disappears with the ship off into the vast nebula. When Carl and the ship go radio-silent, guess who orders a rescue mission? Yep...it's big-time general/war-hero Johnny Rico.As our film is set almost 10 years after the first movie, the big 3 are now in their mid-30's and have somehow kept their relationships intact despite deployments millions of miles apart. You will see their fragile yet strangely resilient relationship evolve in this movie, especially with Rico still a little soft on Carmen...and a familiar uncertainty about whether Carmen still reciprocates those feelings. We definitely paid homage to the original movie (in all sorts of ways), so we can't wait to see how fans of the original respond to an awesome mix of nostalgia and "franchise update."