Sony to Release Animated Starship Troopers Feature

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions today announced that the studio will distribute STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION, a new installment in the hugely popular global sci-fi action phenomenon based on the novel “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein.

Press Release from Sony Pictures Worldwide

Culver City, CA (10/13/11) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions today announced that the studio will distribute STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION, a new installment in the hugely popular global sci-fi action phenomenon based on the novel “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein. Currently in production in Japan by Sola Digital Arts, Inc., and planned for a worldwide release in the Summer of 2012, this state-of-the-art CGI-animated feature is being directed by Shinji Aramaki, acclaimed director of the animated hits Appleseed, Appleseed Ex-Machina and Halo Legends.

In STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION, a distant Federation outpost protected by the Starship John A. Warden comes under attack by bugs and the team on Fast Attack Ship Alesia is assigned to help evacuate the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Before the attack ship can rendezvous with the starship, Carl Jenkins, now at the ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission and goes missing in the nebula. The battle-hardened troopers are then charged with a rescue mission that may have much more sinister consequences than they ever could have imagined.

STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION is being produced by Joseph Chou (Appleseed Ex-Machina, Halo Legends, Space Pirate: Captain Harlock ), and Executive Produced by Edward Neumeier (Starship Troopers franchise, RoboCop franchise) and Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Omega Code, Sleepy Hollow). The screenplay was written by Flint Dille (The Transformers: The Movie, Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay video game, “G.I. Joe” TV series).

More information, artwork, and a production blog are now available at http://www.starshiptroopersinvasion-movie.com/.

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONSSony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

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