Independence Day 2 edges forward

News Simon Brew 10 Jul 2012 - 06:22
Independence Day

It finally seems that there's a story in place for a follow-up to Independence Day 2. Might the film be happening after all...?

The long-talked-about potential sequel to Independence Day is one of those projects that we'd always suspected would never actually make it to fruition. Granted, every year or so, Roland Emmerich gives an interview, is asked about it, and seems to indicate the film is still just about active. But Independence Day 2 seems no closer to happening now than it was a decade ago.

Or is it? Because what's changed this time is that Emmerich is back working together with writer and producer Dean Devlin for the first time in a decade. And, according to Devlin, Independence Day 2 is the pair's focus.

Revealing that he and Emmerich are excited about the idea of the film, Devlin says that "whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go".

He went on to say that "we didn’t want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honoured the first one - that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to ‘let’s just go make some more money'".


"I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like 'that's worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day".

It seems he's serious too, as he also revealed in the interview that "we're beginning a long process of talking to everybody. We'll just have to see what happens".

There's no timing mentioned, nor do we know if the likes of Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are interested in doing the new film. But we'll keep you posted as we find out more...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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Oh I know! It's the one where the good ol' U.S. of A. will launch gigantic Coca Cola bottles to destroy the aliens' homeworld. Yeah!

Whilst it would be fantastic if Will Smith committed to a sequel, I'll be gutted if just for a change Jaden Smith gets a token "star" role for nothing more than Will is his Dad. I watch Will Smith films for Will Smith - not his family.

Perhaps in this one the Aliens will send a second wave, and the rebuilding Americans - I mean humans - have to fight them off using recovered Alien tech. It would be a novel idea if the Pres didn't fight them himself this time, instead being protected by his bodyguards from doing anything so stupid.

Technically they only need to upgrade their virus software and they can take our planet (I mean Americas planet).

efffing Brits!! Didn't you watch the movie! The last battle was world wide, not just in the US!!

Yehaaawwww. I'd love to watch America save the world again!

How would I do sequel, reverse the entire story, sought of, set it a hundred years in the future, thousands of aliens survive the invasion, the fighter pilots, first wave of ground troops, they were imprison, controlled, choosing survival over freedom they survive by avoiding using their physic abilities and helping Humans adapt their technolgy. Now a hundred years they have their own cities but are still dominated by humans, some humans and aliens get on perfectly fine, but some humans are planning on eliminating the aliens and some of the aliens plan on eliminating humanity,.

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