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[08.10.2007] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit Stephen Hogan...

[17.09.2007] Bei gibt es exklusive Bilder vom ST3-Set...

[10.09.2007] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit Marnette Patterson... SPOILER !!!
[...] Tell us abort your character in the movie - Holly Little...
Holly Little is a young woman who has a pretty big character arc throughout the film. She starts out fairly naive, and has to be the strong force in the final moments. Although in the film-religion isn't socially acceptable, Holly is steadfast and strong in her beliefs, and we come to realize she might actually know exactly what she's talking about, and that faith might actually save the few who are left. [...]

[07.09.2007] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit Francois "Stunt" Grobbelaar...
What stunts were needed in Starship Troopers: Marauder?
Most of our big stunts involved Troopers getting killed by the bugs. We also had some big explosions, lots of gunfire, [...]

[27.08.2007] Moviehole meldet...
From what I hear, the new "Starship Troopers" movie turned out pretty damn good. My producing partner just worked with Casper Van Dien on something, who told him for the money - I believe it cost about $20 million?; which in Africa, where it was shot, is probably the equivalent of $100 million US - that it looks magnificent. Everything about it, from who’s involved to the storyline, bodes well for it. had a chat to one of the stars of "Starship Troopers : Marauder", Stelio Savante ("Ugly Betty"), who says this one is very much of the same breed that the first one was - being a social commentary and all that jazz.
"Yes it's a very well written satirical commentary in the form of a sci-fi action movie that captivates you and that's not easy to pull off but Ed did it brilliantly. I personally love the faith aspect of it. I feel it makes the film very rich because you could easily come out if it feeling one way or another about your own faith and I do have a strong faith in God so the progression of my character's faith was natural. Each character symbolizes someone or something and the way they endure and overcome tumultuous circumstances in the face of adversity is determined by their faith or lack thereof." [...]

[13.07.2007] Moviehole meldet...
South African actor Stelio Savante has returned home to Capetown to film a role in "Starship Troopers 3".
The actor, currently appearing on TVs "Ugly Betty", will play Bull Brittles in the film. Its his first film back home in eleven years.
The third "Starship Troopers" movie is filming under the direction of Edward Neumeier (also the writer), it stars Casper Van Dien and "Enterprise" hottie Jolene Blalock.

[23.06.2007] Moviehole meldet...
[...] Jolene Blalock, best known as the leggy ‘T’Pol’ on TVs "Star Trek: Enterprise", will play the female lead in the forthcoming "Starship Troopers : Marauder".
According to, the actress is playing tough pilot Lola Beck.
The film, also starring Casper Van Dien, Amanda Donohoe ("L.A Law"), Boris Kodjoe and Marnett Patterson, will film shortly in South Africa under the direction of Ed Neumeier.

[19.06.2007] Moviehole meldet...
Boris Kodjoe (TVs "Soul Food"), Marnette Patterson ("Charmed"), Anthony Bishop ("Catch a Fire") and comedian Jon Falkow have joined the cast of the direct-to-dvd release "Starship Troopers : Marauder".
The film was originally set to shoot in May of this year but was perceivably pushed back. Ed Neumeier directs.
FHM’s Tanya van Graan seems to have also won a role, according to
"I'm one of the seven troopers who must help to save the earth," says Tanya. "I'm not sure exactly where the movie will be shot, but I know that many of the outer-space sequences will be filmed in a studio."

[29.11.2006] Moviehole meldet...
Was just having a chinwag to my old bud, Ed Neumeier, who says Sony are about push the greenlight on his "Starship Troopers 3".
"Looks like - fingers crossed - Sony is moving forward", Neumeier, who will write & direct the film, tells Moviehole. "Plans are afoot to shoot next year. Casper Van Dien will be back as Colonel John Rico. There'll be a new bug or two. Also draft riots. Religion makes a comeback. And the Federation has a new weapon." [...]

[13.10.2006] Moviehole meldet...
Variety confirms today that reports that a second straight-to-DVD sequel to 1997’s "Starship Troopers" is in the works are most certainly more than just, well, rumours.
"Starship Troopers 3" will be written and directed by Ed Neumeier -- who wrote the first two installments, not to mention sci-fi cult classic "RoboCop" - and reunite some of the cast from the original film, including Casper Van Dien, who’ll be back to reprise his role as gun-toting Johnny Rico - now a general, whose recruited back into duty to squash some more bugs.
"The script is along the same line as the first," Van Dien says on his website. "It is awesome".
Sony Screen Gem’s Clint Culpepper had this shocking comment to make: "They realize there's money to be made there." [...]

[31.05.2006] Moviehole meldet...
[...] 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. [...]

[25.05.2006] meldet...
Word on the street has it that Ed Neumeier will be writing and directing Starship Troopers 3!
The word is that the new movie will involve most of the characters from the first movie who survived. [...]

[17.05.2006] In seinem Forum schreibt Casper Van Dien über "Starship Troopers 3" !!!
I spoke with Ed N. last night. He is working on the bugs in the budget.
I like his first draft. We are supposed to have a meeting at Sony soon.

[29.05.2005] Bei gibt es Infos und Bilder zum Shooter "Starship Troopers", der im Herbst 2005 erscheinen soll...

[17.04.2004] Arek von schrieb uns...
[...] all 35mm film prints have been made of Starship Troopers 2. The movie will be released theatrically in Japan and South Korea (more countries to be announced). Moreover almost everyone will have a chance to see ST2 on the big screen on various festivals. For instance currently there's a confiramtion that Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation will be shown at the 21st Annual Ohio Science Fiction Film Festival, held in Columbus, Ohio on May 1st. Award-winning Director Phil Tippett will do a Q&A after the screening. Secondly today we posted 4 new cool pics from the movie (see our news section) as well as the exclusive interview with the Voice of Fed Net - voice actor Stephen Stanton.
Last but not least there's my non spoiler review of the movie. [...]

[26.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Verne...
[...] The story and characters of this picture are not at all memorable, but there is definitely some imagination involved in the horrible things that happen to these troopers. I would say this is a well above average straight to video sequel, but not on the level of a real sequel. [...]

[17.02.2004] Bei kann man einen Blick auf das "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" DVD-Cover werfen... Die UK-DVD (Regionalcode 2) erscheint - laut - am 19. April 2004... Altersfreigabe: Ab 18 !!!

[13.02.2004] Bei Moviehole gibt es den "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" Teaser-Trailer !!!

[26.01.2004] Bei gibt es einen "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" TV-Spot !!! Die DVD erscheint voraussichtlich im Juni 2004 in den USA... Über eine etwaige Kinoveröffentlichung im Ausland (u.a. Deutschland) wird derzeit noch nachgedacht... *g*

[07.01.2004] Moviehole meldet...
The bug invasion is nearing. "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" - or simply "Starship Troopers 2" as the Australian DVD sleeve projects - is due for an April 1st release, one of the producers tells Moviehole.
Promotional materials for the film appear in the current Columbia Tri Star rags for the March product range, but with a big 'Delayed' stamp on the sleeve and product detail. We assume this means; it'll be released around April down under too.
Apparently it's being released so it can have some period of exclusive pay per view to conform with an overall Sony deal.

[04.11.2003] Moviehole zitiert den ST2-Produzenten Jon Davison...
[...] Having just done "Starship Troopers 2" a direct to DVD title, I can only equate the experience to making drive-in exploitation movies in the 70's for Roger Corman. Fast, cheap and with little adult supervision. Most studio movies experience a lot of "input" from executives and are tooled for a broad market. The classic drive-in movies were solely the product of whoever was standing near the camera. Perhaps the direct to titles are the equivalent of today's B pictures; to be approached with lower expectations in the hope of finding little gems. [...]
I'm too close to it really judge it at this point but I think people will be surprised at the quality of the special effects. Some of the shots are better than most of the ones in the summer movies. I'm very interested in hearing what the fans say on the internet after they see it. The reaction to this movie will exist only on the internet. It will be reviewed in very few hardcopy rags. It's really a web only movie. And as we all know, some of these fans can be brutal. [...]

[19.09.2003] Bei gibt es wieder einige Neuigkeiten zum Sequel, u.a. erste, vielversprechende FX-Shots !!!

[17.07.2003] Bei gibt es exklusive Bilder von Brenda Strong als Sgt. Rake (spielt Cpt. Deladier in Teil 1) und Kelly Carlson als Charlie Soda !!!

[10.07.2003] Bei Moviehole gibt es mehrere neue Bilder aus "SST2"...

[08.07.2003] Moviehole meldet...
It's a wrap on "Starship Troopers 2 : Hero of the Federation", says Producer Jon Davison. "[It] wrapped right on schedule, June 20th. Phil did a terrific job. It was first time for me in years to have a film wrap with the cast and crew being as enthusiastic and upbeat as the first day of shooting. I think people might be surprised at the result". Adds scribe Ed Neumeier, "Phil Tippett and I have just finished production on Starship 2 which is now in post up in the Bay Area (Berkeley, California) where Phil has his shop. I have seen some early assemblies with temporary effects and as usual the work of Phil's team is extraordinary." Well keep you posted when the film gets scheduled for VHS and DVD Release.

[07.07.2003] Bei gibt es ein paar neue Bilder aus "SST2"...

[06.06.2003] sprach mit John Morgan, der gemeinsam mit William Stromberg die Filmmusik zu "SST2" komponieren wird...

[27.05.2003] Bei DH gibt es ein Bild der ganzen "SST2"-Kompanie... ;-)

[23.05.2003] sprach mit Christian Sebaldt...

[22.05.2003] DH meldet...
'Jon Movie Man' was on-set of the sci-fi sequel and has this exclusive report with all sorts of plot spoilers: "It takes place 5 years after the first movie, the opening scenes are of the propaganda commercial stating why you should join the Federation Troopers, lots of scenes of Troopers running and then a scene that is a copy of the Iowa Shima Flag Lifting. Immediately cuts to planet Zulu where the troopers are surrounded on a cliff by bugs and they are blasting away and are told to retreat. Nearly ¾ of the troopers are killed as they retreat towards an abandoned military base. They arrive at the base and get no response from the Federation when they ask for evacuation and pick up, meaning they are stranded there. There is also a subplot that the bugs have engendered a virus that infects some of the troopers and the bugs are trying to get the infection to go all the way up to the heads of the Federation. This virus turns it’s victims into Zombies of sorts"

[15.05.2003] Bei AICN gibt es eine Meldung aus dem Handelsblatt "DVD Exclusive"...

[26.04.2003] Laut wird Richard Burgi die Hauptrolle spielen: Den kühnen Trooper Dax !!!

[23.04.2003] Moviehole meldet...
[...] Just in, the official cast list for the soon to be shooting "Starship Troopers 2" - and yep, that's "American Idol" starlet Kelly Clarkson as one of the leads.Those that have got the nod to star in the Phil Tippett sequel are; [in alphabetical order] Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter, Sandrine Holt, Ed Lauter ["Cujo"], J.P. Manoux, Lawrence Monoson, Colleen Porch, Drew Powel, Ed Quinn, Jason-Shane Scott, Brenda Strong ("Red Dragon"). The film begins shooting next month in LA.

[21.04.2003] Moviehole meldet...
Dark Horizons has a bit of an update on the much-talked about "Starship Troopers 2". According to the site, it's readying production with shooting starting on May 15th at Manhattan Beach Studios in Los Angeles, California. And according to DVD Premiere Awards, the full title will be "Starship Troopers 2 : Hero of the Federation". Still no word on a cast.

[20.03.2003] Moviehole sprach kürzlich mit dem Drehbuchautor Ed Neumeier über das Sequel, welches aufgrund des niedrigen Budgets weitestgehend im Dunkeln spielen wird... ;-)
[...] "The script for Starship 2 pretty much took its cues from what Phil wanted to do and what was possible given the limitations of the budget. Phil's idea was that we should sort of reverse what had been done with the first two Alien movies. If Starship Troopers was a gung-ho bughunt adventure ala Aliens, then Starship 2 would be a more moody horror picture like Alien." [...]

[12.03.2003] Moviehole sprach mit dem Produzenten Jon Davidson über das Sequel...
"This installment of Starship is being kept low budget for an excellent reason; to provide a comfort level for Sony so that they will hire Phil Tippett as the director. Phil and I have worked together off and on since Dante's "Piranha". He sculpted the title character, ran the fish factory, executed many of the effects on location and was an all around great guy. Over the years we've tried to work together as a producer/director team but I've never been able to make that happen until now. The key was the low budget. Sony is getting a huge bargain on the visual effects in exchange for allowing Phil to helm the film. We will also need lots of help from the talented folks in Phil's shop to make it happen and be visually exciting. It really has to be a labor of love to pull it off for next to no money [...]"

[05.03.2003] meldet...
Worum wird sich der zweite "Starship Troopers"-Film drehen? Laut "Moviehole" wird sich die Handlung um einige Troopers drehen, die in einem Fort von "Bugs" angegriffen werden und auf Rettung warten. Dabei stellt sich heraus, dass die "Bugs" eine Waffe in ihrem Arsenal haben, mit der keiner gerechnet hat... Niemand aus dem ersten Teil wird im zweiten zu sehen sein, die Story wird als Mix aus "The Thing", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" "The Hidden" und "Star Trek II" bezeichnet.

[04.03.2003] Bei DH gibt es ein "Starship Troopers 2" Script-Review...
Coming to video stores this fall....another unnecessary sequel! Yay! What we have is a small battalion of Federation soldiers who are in danger of being overrun by bugs and are desperately awaiting pickup from the Fleet. That's the basic gist of Ed Neumeier's screenplay. Aside from the bugs, the references to the Federation, and one character from the first movie, Zim. There really is no reason why this movie should be considered a sequel. What I mean is that this could have been any sci-fi movie. The characters are interchangeable. Actually, while reading this I thought it would be better served as another in the Chronicles of Riddick series that's planned. As a friend suggested to me, it sounds like the writer pitched his idea (with no mention of Starship Troopers) and the producers liked it and figured out a way to spin it around and make it a sequel. Most of the characters are your basic grunts and Zim, who's a prisoner, acts like a Riddick knock-off (hence the comparison). The one major plot twist is that, well, let's just say that in this story, not all the bugs are giants like in the first one. Some are small. Like small enough to infiltrate a human. That's when this became Starship Troopers Meet The Thing From Another World. All in all, it's not bad, it's just not too terribly interesting. I'm glad they're going straight to video with this instead of trying to cram it down our throats in the theatre where it surely would die a quick death. This could find an audience on homevideo though. Bottom line: I was a big fan of the first one. Zim was one of my favorite characters. I don't have a problem dropping the two bucks to rent this. If you're a sci-fi fan, neither should you. If this was a theatrical release, I'd say wait for video.

[10.02.2003] CS! meldet...
Production Weekly reports that production is scheduled to begin this spring on a sequel to the Paul Verhoeven directed Starship Troopers, based on Robert Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel.
The trade says that Phil Tippett, who created the creature visual effects for the original, will direct the project mid-May in Los Angeles.
Edward Neumeier will also return with a new script, about a small group of troopers who find themselves taking refuge in an abandoned outpost as they attempt to fight against the encroaching arachnids, not realizing that a much graver danger is actually infiltrating their unit.

[23.01.2003] Moviehole berichtet über die "Van Dien back in Starship Troopers 2"-Petition !!!

[08.01.2003] Moviehole sprach mit dem Produzenten Jon Davidson über das Sequel...
[...] Davidson did say though that the male lead isn't exactly locked in due to scheduling conflicts. "There MAY be a sequel to "Starship Troopers". If there is; it will be directed by Phil Tippett", he says. "It will be shot High Definition and go direct to DVD (at least in the US)." he adds. And what of the rumours that Clancy Brown will reprise his role as Zimm? "If it goes soon Clancy Brown won't be in it as he's busy with a series for HBO. If it goes in the summer or later, Clancy said he'd love to do it.", Davidson explains.

[03.01.2003] Dark Horizons meldet...
Casper Van Dien commented on the sequel to "Starship Troopers" on his official site, sadly no Johnny Rico comeback it seems - "They may do a SST 2 with Tippet set to direct. Starring Clancy Brown. Direct to Video. I talked with Ed Neumier (The Wrtiter). It is a confirmed maybe. So far I am not involved in that".

[29.12.2002] Moviehole meldet...
After years of speculative mooting, a sequel to "Starship Troopers" has finally been given the green light. According to Dark Horizons, Phil Tippett will direct the instalment, which starts filming in Feb. The original, directed by Paul Verhoven, was only a moderate success but built up a nice following on home video. No word yet on the cast but Frank Petzoid has signed on to be the Director of Photography.

[27.12.2002] DH berichtet...
3D World Mag reports that Tippett Studios are working on the sci-fi sequel which Phill Tippett will direct and Frank Petzoid will serve as DOP on when shooting begins in February.

[02.05.2002] Moviehole berichtet...
While rumours of a new Paul Verhoeven directed sequel to Robocop seemed to have died down, Verhoeven told Empire he is still looking at a third part to his 'trilogy' which started with Robocop and then, Starship Troopers. "Robocop has a nice connection with Starship Troopers, the other film I did with the writer Edward Neumeier. We both feel we should do another film for a trilogy, but we haven't found another project yet". You can your suggestions for the third film, Mr Verhoeven, c/o, Australia.

[11.05.2001] "" berichtet...
"Eine lange geplante Fortsetzung zum Kinohit "Starship Troopers" nach dem Roman von Robert A. Heinlein wurde nun offiziell gestoppt. Laut einem Bericht der Zeitung "The Herald Sun" seien diesbezügliche Pläne gestoppt worden, weil die auf dem Kinofilm basierende Zeichentrickserie gefloppt sei..."

[02.02.2001] Denise Richards hat in einem Interview mit "SCI FI Wire" gemeint, sie würde gerne in "Starship Troopers 2" mitwirken... Die Arbeiten an dem Film hätten ihr Spass gemacht. Allerdings glaubt sie nicht, dass eine Fortsetzung gedreht wird... :-(

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