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Starship Troopers: Invasion's New Trailer Streamed

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Blu-ray, DVD editions to hit N. American shelves on August 28

The IGN Entertainment website began streaming the latest trailer for the Starship Troopers: Invasion CG film on Monday.

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 August 28.

The release will include filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette series. The Blu-ray will add a concept gallery for elements in the film.

In related news, the official Tumblr account for the film was updated on Wednesday with new images of the L-6 satellite base where the character Johnny Rico is stationed. The base is equipped with nuclear weapons and plasma cannons. Similar updates revealed the film's bug and power suits designs.

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 Katō had created powered suit designs for his illustrations in the 1977 Japanese reprint of Heinlein's novel.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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