We at FTN love the first Starship Troopers. The second one is pants and we’ve yet to see the third, but this looks promising. This trailer popped up at WonderCon and Sony announced that the direct to BLU-RAY and DVD CG movie is produced by Casper Van Dien, who starred in the first and third movies, and Ed Neumeier, who wrote the first movie.
Dark, gritty and impressive – although it’s unlikely it caught the tone and humour of the first movie – we hold out high hopes of a cool man vs giant bug movie – CG seems like a good idea for this, so long as it’s better animation that the TV show, although the detail in this trailer would certainly imply this to be the case…
So consider us, once again, cautiously optimistic.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Starship Troopers 4: Invasion
In Starship Troopers: Invasion, a distant Federation outpost protected by the Starship John A. Warden comes under attack by bugs and the team on Fast Attack Ship Alesia is assigned to help evacuate the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Before the attack ship can rendezvous with the starship, Carl Jenkins, now at the ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission and goes missing in the nebula. The battle-hardened troopers are then charged with a rescue mission that may have much more sinister consequences than they ever could have imagined.