The bugs are back in action-packed new Starship Troopers trailer

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

It's been a while since we've seen anything fun from the upcoming CGI sequel Starship Troopers: Invasion, but with the August release date fast approaching, the studio has released an epic new trailer. The bugs are back!

Based on the world established in Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel of the same name, and set up as a true sequel to the 1997 original film with the original characters, the new flick is set for DVD and Blu-ray release Aug. 28.

Here's the full synopsis:

Carmen Ibanez, who flew the Rodger Young in the first movie, is now captain of the John A. Warden (the battleship I introduced in previous blogs). Carl Jenkins, now Minister of Paranormal Warfare, takes over the John A. Warden for a deep space experiment - leaving Carmen livid and ship-less. Carl brushes off her vehement objections and disappears with the ship off into the vast nebula. When Carl and the ship go radio-silent, guess who orders a rescue mission?'s big-time general/war-hero Johnny Rico.

As our film is set almost 10 years after the first movie, the big 3 are now in their mid-30's and have somehow kept their relationships intact despite deployments millions of miles apart. You will see their fragile yet strangely resilient relationship evolve in this movie, especially with Rico still a little soft on Carmen...and a familiar uncertainty about whether Carmen still reciprocates those feelings. We definitely paid homage to the original movie (in all sorts of ways), so we can't wait to see how fans of the original respond to an awesome mix of nostalgia and "franchise update."

Check out the new, action-packed trailer below:

Will you be watching this one when it releases?

(Via The Daily What)