I've been waiting for this for forever!!!
Its a full 3D CGI film that promises a more true-to-Heinlein source material story and set pieces. Basically, lots of epic Power Armour, and lots of Bugs.
Director Shinji Aramaki mentions how the original 1988 Japanese Starship Troopers OVA captured his imagination and made him an instant fan as a child, and now that he has a chance to pay some homage to his inspiration I really like how he references bits of the [link]
1988 armour design in the new powersuit. I'm also really excited to see what the Marauder exo armour would turn out to look like....
Suffice to say, when I was in my teens and I saw this power armour design on the net, it blew my mind and left such a lasting impression that few post 80's mecha designs have come close to taking my breath away like the 1988 Powered Armour did. Also just as a personal note: For the longest time I've found it interesting (and maybe its just me) how much HALO's master chief's bust/helmet design detail and colour plan remind me of the 1988 PA design and styling. Perhaps when looking for inspiration, Bungie stumbled upon Kazutaka Miyatake's work? If that was indeed the case, I wholeheartedly agree with their taste and direction And if not... then John 117 is still cool either way..!
I CANT WAIT I CANT WAIT