March 19, 2012


The first trailer for the animated fourth installment in the Starship Troopers franchise has gone online. I was unaware that the film series had stretched this far, but I’m impressed that producers decided to switch to animation for Starship Troopers: Invasion. The film is actually a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s cheese-tastic 1997 sci-fi pic, ignoring the other sequels, and Casper Van Dien is onboard as an executive producer. This trailer plays very much like a teaser, but the CG-animation is actually quite well done.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Starship Troopers: Invasion is set to premiere this summer.

Here’s the synopsis:

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 John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl 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 could have imagined….


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