The sequels to Paul Verhoeven's classic STARSHIP TROOPERS have been miss and hit, in that order. The second one strayed way too far from what made the original great (the subversive humor, the over-the-top action), while the third film succeeded in recapturing some of that demented magic, even if it was a less-the-stellar product overall.
How will the fourth film do? We'll be finding out this summer, as the CG-animated entry, subtitled INVASION, hits DVD at an unknown time during the warmer months. For now, check out the first teaser trailer below, courtesy of IGN..
A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined....
STARSHIP TROOPERS was directed by Shinji Aramaki and executive produced by Edward Neumeier (Starship Troopers franchise, RoboCop franchise) and Casper Van Dien. Keep it tuned here for more details.