Almost 20 years after the release of its predecessor, Starship Troopers will finally receive a sequel this August via Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. The film will continue the story from Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic in CG, but don’t expect the animated film to hold back on the bug-tastic gore and action. Officially rated R, the sequel will also feature actors Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyers reprising their roles as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores respectively.
Based on a script by original Starship Troopers writer Ed Neumeier, the film is set to air for a one-night Fathom event on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 and 10:00 P.M. local time, accompanied by an exclusive introduction by Neumeier and Van Dien who will present never-before-seen footage from the animated film’s production.
“We are so excited to be working with Sony to debut Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars in movie theaters nationwide,” stated Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “Twenty years later, the original film remains one of the most beloved science fiction movies of all time, and this sequel will be a treat for fans new and old alike.”
In Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, Johnny Rico has just been demoted and sent to a small satellite station on Mars whilst the Federation attacks the bugs’ home planet. While trying to train his new recruits on this remote quiet station, the bugs show up in a surprise attack but the Federation’s Fleet is too far away to help. It’s up to Rico and his Troopers to save the planet and uncover how the bugs made it so close to home.
Tickets for the event are now on sale at Fathom’s website or directly through participating locations, which the company also lists on the site.
Via Screen Rant
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