The official website
of Starship Troopers: Invasion
has been updated with the premiere date for this upcoming 3D CG animation film, announcing that the movie will open in Japanese theaters on July 21. Shinji Aramaki (CG Appleseed
movies) is directing it, from a script based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel "Starship Troopers".
Although the original novel also inspired a 1988 OVA and several live-action films, Starship Troopers: Invasion is a direct sequel to the 1997 movie Starship Troopers directed by Paul Verhoeven, ignoring its two sequels.
The new CG film's story begins after the 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...
And in case you missed the earlier trailer
, well, now's your chance to fix that!