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CG Starship Troopers: Invasion Video Trailer Streamed

posted on 2012-03-17 23:57 EDT
Appleseed's Shinji Aramaki directs animated video for release this summer

By Egan Loo

The IGN entertainment website began streaming a 77-second trailer for the Japanese-animated Starship Troopers: Invasion video project this weekend.

The new film draws design cues from Paul Verhoeven's loose 1997 live-action film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's original novel. Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing the new film, which is due out in summer 2012.

Flint Dille is writing the screenplay for the film after working as a story editor on The Transformers and G.I. Joe television series of the 1980s. The staff commissioned illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin (Macross Frontier, Macross Zero, Hellsing Ultimate) to create a teaser poster for the film. Joseph Chou (Appleseed films, Halo Legends, proposed live-action Evangelion) is producing the new project. Edward Neumeier and Casper Van Dien of the live-action Starship Troopers film are executive producers.

Before Verhoeven's live-action film and its several direct-to-video follow-ups, Gundam anime studio Sunrise produced a video version of Starship Troopers in 1988. Studio Nue (Macross, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) co-founder Naoyuki Kato had created powered suit designs for his illustrations in the 1977 Japanese reprint of Heinlein's novel.

[Via Tadashi Sudo]


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