Directed by Shinji Aramaki and Masaru Matsumoto, the CG movie sees the return of Casper Van Dien as the voice of Johnny Rico and Dina Meyer as Dizzy Flores. This isn’t Van Dien’s first encore as Rico, however. The original Starship Troopers star reprised the role for 2008’s live-action Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. DeRay Davis will also voice a character named One-Oh-One.
The fifth entry in the franchise, Traitor of Mars was penned by Starship Troopers’ original film writer Ed Neumeier (Yay!), and will unfold onto the big screen for a one-night event on Aug. 21, with a DVD/Blu-ray release slated for Sept. 19, 2017. So, what’s the new Starship Troopers about? Here’s the synopsis:
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.
(via Dread Central)