Starship Troopers Invasion is an upcoming direct-to-dvd CG film set to be released in July 21st of this year. It’s fair to say that outside of Paul Verhoeven’s cult 1997 original, the Starship Troopers movie franchise has been nothing short of a disaster. Phil Tippett’s direct-to-video 2004 sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation was an abomination, and the return of Casper Van Dien’s Johnny Rico for 2008′s Starship Troopers 3: Marauder did very little in the way of making amends.
Well, after those two bitter disappointments, Sony is now looking to get the series back on track by channeling the late-90s computer-generated television series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles with a brand new CG-animated feature film, Starship Troopers: Invasion, from director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Halo Legends) and scriptwriter Flint Dille (Transformers, G.I. Joe). Sadly, if the first trailer released today is anything to go by, they’re going to fall some way short of achieving that goal. Check the jump on the trailer: