The Japanese trailer for Shinji Aramaki's CG animated film Starship Troopers: Invasion has been posted via Movie walker. Based on Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel which been loosely adapted into a film franchise (and even an anime series), the general story tells a futuristic military waging an interstellar war against a hostile species of large insects known as the Arachnids or "Bugs".
In this version, the film is set ten years after Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers while ignoring the rest of the sequels as canon. Some of the production designs will feature the new starships, power suits and the robotic Marauder with the distinct "mecha" aesthetic that you come to expect in Japanese anime.
The script is written by
Flint Dille (Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay) and produced by Joseph Chou (Halo Legends) through Sola Digital Arts.
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....
The direct-to-DVD film arrives this summer. You'll find the Japanese trailer embedded below.