There’s Going to Be a Starship Troopers Anime, But…


?Dear people who don’t realize the Starship Troopers movie is a brilliant deconstruction of militarism and patriotism and how they can cause dysfunction in society — and people who realize this but hate the movie anyways — I have some bad news. There’s going to be a Starship Troopers anime movie, but it’s going to be a sequel to the movie, and thus have pretty much nothing to do with Robert Heinlein’s semi-loved novel. The movie, titled Invasion, will be directed by Shinji Aramaki who did the (all-right in my opinion) CG Appleseed movies, which… is no guarantee of anything, really, although it might mean some of the mecha mentioned in the book but absent in the movie might show up. But my favorite part is that apparently Caspar Van Diem, star of the original film and almost nothing else since, will be executive producing this thing. Caspar Van Diem! A producer! The shepherd of the Starship Troopers franchise! God, that has drive some of you absolutely nuts. (Via Japanator)