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June 24, 2006

Starship Troopers 3

I'm a bit late on this news, but it sounds like Sony will be doing Starship Troopers 3. There will be something around 28 new bugs, and 300-400 vfx shots. Tippett Studio will not be doing the vfx for the Troopers 3, instead I think it's going to be done by a chinese vfx house for dirt cheap. This pretty much stinks... I know the st2crew @ Tippett would love to work on the 3rd, more bugs, blood, and schwap! ahh well, It will be most interesting to see how this one turns out.

Here are some tid-bits of info: mostly a lot of the same, but the main themes are Ed Neumeier writing/directing and original cast rumors with Casper Van Dien's returning his role of Johnny Rico, also that the storyline will be closer to the original. If you want to filter more of this, continue reading below:

Starship Troopers 2 internet quote of the year:

"Starship Troopers 2 is on sale at Big Lots on VHS for $2. I guess if Casper is going to be in the 3rd, I should see the second so I know what's going on. Is the second one even worth $2? Rolling Eyes Has anyone here seen it?" -Jamison

Neumeier directing Troopers 3? -cincity200.com

So is there really any hope for a third battle against the bugs? Seems like there might be. -SFX.co.uk

"After shoving out a direct-to-dvd sequel, the folks behind Starship Troopers are now looking to of the cult hit. However, this time they want to go back to where it all began and, not only create a film much like the first, but also use some of the original talent. Yes folks, Casper Van Dien said he's involved and will be reprising the role of Johnny Rico. Killer awesome! Not for nothing Casper, but upon your return to the alien planet, perhaps you should try and find the acting career you accidentally left there the last time." -cinematical.com

"A second sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers” (1997) is in the works over at Sony, says Cincity2000, via Dark Horizons.

Ed Neumeier will return to the typewriter to punch out the script, which, I’m guessing, will head straight to DVD – just as the first sequel, “Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation” did. According to the site, the film will have even more of a connection to the first film though, with some cast members from the original film returning to the fold for “Troopers 3”.

Casper Van Dien mentioned via his official site that he is involved, reprising his role as Johnny Rico.

Says the actor, “The script is along the same line as the first. It is Awesome”. He adds that Rico would now be a General in the film.

Good stuff." moviehole.net


Posted by dschnee at June 24, 2006 8:10 AM