There is an animated sequel to Starship Troopers happening. The Hollywood Reporter has the first trailer and a few images for Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. The movie is going to be a fathom event that is only going to be in theaters for one night only on August 21, 2017. There will be three screenings (two 7:30pm showings and one 10pm showing local time) at 500 theaters. The people that attend the event get to see special behind-the-scenes footage with Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer introducing the film, and interviews.
Dien and Meyer are returning to their roles as Federation troopers Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores along with comedian DRay Davis will also lend his voice to the production. The movie is being written by Ed Neumeier who wrote the original Starship Troopers and Robocop.
The movie sees Rico demoted and relocated to a satellite station on Mars, while the Federation moves to attack the home planet of the bugs — but Mars just so happens to be the target of a secret bug attack at the same time, and it falls to Rico and a group of new recruits to keep the planet safe while the Federation’s fleet is far out of reach.
The original movie, released in 1997, has gained such a cult following in recent years that they are planning a reboot of the series. This is a neat way to pay tribute the original as it turns twenty even if it does give me some Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within flashbacks.
Tickets for the event on sale on June 19th here.