The 3D CG animation film Starship Troopers: Invasion is directed by Shinji Aramaki (CG Appleseed movies), with a script based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel "Starship Troopers", which also inspired a 1988 OVA and several live-action films. It is a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers movie from 1997, 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... Starship Troopers: Invasion is releasing on July 21, 2012.