Tippett to lens "Starship Troopers 2"

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.