Director Paul Verhoeven's 1997 cult classic Starship Troopers has an animated sequel on the way titled Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars and Screen Rant has the exclusive debut of the film's new trailer. The first Traitor of Mars teaser trailer we shared in June which featured familiar tech, weapons, bugs and even cast members from the original, and today's brand new trailer goes all-out as Sony's latest Starship Troopers prepares for a theatrical debut.
Based on Robert Heinlein’s science fiction novel Starship Troopers, the CG animated sequel hits cinemas nationwide for one night this summer. Original live-action film stars Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as the voices of Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, respectively, alongside comedian and “Starship Troopers” super fan DeRay Davis in an all-new military adventure from the writer of StarshipTroopers and Robocop, Ed Neumeier.
Despite being CG animated, the movie is appropriately R-rated and is set for its special theatrical release in U.S. movie theaters on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, thanks to Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. This One-Night Cinema Event features an exclusive introduction by writer Ed Neumeier and star Casper Van Dien with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage.
This is a must-see event for Starship Troopers fans looking for more of what the original 1997 film brought.
Tickets for the U.S. screenings of Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars can be purchased online at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website.
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars Synopsis
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.
Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas:
“We are so excited to be working with Sony to debut ‘STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS’ in movie theaters nationwide. 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.”
Excited to see the original Starship Troopers get continued support while the reboot is being developed?
Tickets can be found her via Fathom Events.
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars releases on digital August 22, 2017 and Blu-ray September 19, 2017.