The Starship Troopers franchise continues into its 20th anniversary year with the new animated feature Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, and you can watch our exclusive preview of the first ten minutes of the film in the video above!
Traitor of Mars brings back original Starship Troopers actors Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer as the voices of their characters Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores. As you can see in the video, Rico has seen some hard days of fighting since his time as a new recruit, and is now in the position of teaching a new crop of soldiers who view Rico much like he once viewed his mentor, Lt. Jean Rasczak.
In this first clip, we get quick personality intros to Rico's recruits as they head out on a mission to battle the bugs. The mission goes F.U.B.A.R. rather quick, as things get bloody for the team of inexperienced soldiers. (Luckily, it's all just a virtual simulation.)
Below you'll find the release info for Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, so if you're a fan of the series, be sure to check it out!
Directed by celebrated anime filmmaker Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed Alpha, Appleseed Ex Machina) and written by sci-fi master Ed Neumeier (Starship Troopers, RoboCop), Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars sees Rico and Dizzy reunite on screen twenty years after the release of 1997's sci-fi classic Starship Troopers for an action-packed and breathtakingly animated outer space military adventure co-starring comedian and Starship Troopers superfan DeRay Davis (TV's "Wild 'N Out," 21 Jump Street).
The home entertainment release of STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS includes the featurette "Expanding the Universe," offering fans a comprehensive look at the making of the new Starship Troopers, interviews with star Casper Van Dien and screenwriter Ed Neumeier, and reflections from cast and crew on the legacy of the original film. Additional bonus materials include a deleted scene and photo gallery.
Also debuting September 19 is the original STARSHIP TROOPERS 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION on 4K Ultra HD. Experience this sci-fi action classic like never before with all-new 4K picture and Dolby Atmos audio. This special anniversary release also includes the film on Blu-ray, featuring classic special features including director and cast commentary, deleted scenes, 19 featurettes, screen tests, and more!
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and is rated R for some sci-fi violence and language. In theatres one-night-only on August 21st. The film will be available on digital August 22nd, and on Blu-ray September 19th.