I was a big fan of the first Starship Troopers movie, but since the franchise has churned out some disappointing sequels and even an animated series that only lasted one season. However, that isn’t stopping Sony from releasing “Starship Troopers: Invasion” in 2012 with the director of “Appleseed”, Shinji Aramaki.
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.
Invasion is being produced by Edward Neumeier, who produced the original movie. It will also star Casper Van Dien who played a major character in the franchise. Sola Digital Arts, Inc. in Japan is currently animating Invasion and is aiming for a Summer 2012 release.