Johnny Rico Returns in "Starship Troopers 3"

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Yep, you read that right: Casper Van Dien, the star of the original "Starship Troopers," will be returning to head up "Starship Troopers 3," which will be directed by series writer Edward Neumeier.

From "'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.""

Production is scheduled to begin next March. Neuemeier's other screenplays include "Robocop" and "Anacondas."

And yes, there was a "Starship Troopers 2."