Starship Troopers Animated Sequel Gets a TrailerImage via Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Movies Video Starship Troopers
Fresh off the announcement that Starship Troopers would get an animated sequel titled Traitor of Mars, the studio decided to release a trailer for the one-off film event. And much to our surprise, it’s actually kind of awesome. The brief trailer—which spends 30 seconds of its minute and a half runtime showing logos of the various studios involved—looks like the most badass Starcraft cutscene ever. It’s got everything you could conceivably want from this sort of film: space marines, gigantic bugs, space battles, intense explosions, etc.
While there isn’t any true facial animation going on, the graphics for the film look surprisingly top-rate. There’s a clip where a spaceship cuts through the roiling, black smoke of an explosion and it’s very realistic looking. Even the opening shot of Mars’ desert could easily be mistaken for a non-rendered shot of Mars, if somebody had managed to sneak a high-quality camera up there on a rover or something. Given that most large-scale action movies these days rely heavily on CGI anyway, Traitor’s visuals don’t look to be very distracting. It’s a surprisingly well-made, high-quality trailer that hints at a movie worth checking out.
The film will only be in theaters for a single night on Aug. 21, so if you want to see it, start planning now.
Be sure to watch the trailer above and read more about the forthcoming film here.