Friday, December 01, 2006

Starship Troopers 3?

I didn't know there was a second Starship Troopers.
I totally don't get straight to DVD films. I never get to hear about them until years after they've been released. There has to be a better way to promote them.
Writer/director Ed Neumeier that Sony is close to giving a green light to a third Starship Troopers film. "Looks like—fingers crossed—Sony is moving forward," Neumeier told the site. "Plans are afoot to shoot next year. Casper Van Dien will be back as Col. John Rico. There'll be a new bug or two. Also draft riots. Religion makes a comeback. And the Federation has a new weapon."

Starship Troopers 3 would be the latest sequel in the franchise that began with director Paul Verhoeven's 1997 hit SF movie, about a war between humanity and giant alien bugs in the future. Neumeier wrote the screenplay for that film, which was loosely based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic SF novel.

Neumeier also wrote and co-produced the second installment, the straight-to-video Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, which was directed by Phil Tippett. It's expected Starship Troopers 3 will similarly go straight to DVD.

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