I recently had the chance to speak with actor Casper Van Dien for his new thriller The Pact, arriving in theaters July 6. We also spoke about his animated Starship Troopers follow-up Starship Troopers: Invasion, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD August 28. The actor serves as an executive producer on this animated adventure, revealing there are elements of the first three live-action movies in this sequel.

"I think it's lighter, and its definitely our sequel to the first Starship Troopers, with aspects from 2 and 3 in it as well. It's closer to the book, which is interesting. What's phenomenal about it to me, I just saw it, I look at these suits these guys get to wear in the anime, and I would have loved to have had them. Some of the aspects are really cool. I love Starship. I loved the book when I read it as a kid, and I loved being a part of these films with Paul Verhoeven and Edward Neumeier. I loved being a part of this. When they asked me to be an executive producer, I was thrilled. It's really good. I know that they're rebooting Starship Troopers as well, and I'm excited to see what they do with that."

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