Roland Emmerich

Independence Day: the film that defined modern summer movies

Ryan Lambie Feature Jul 4, 2014

Independence Day was released in the US 18 years ago today. Ryan looks at its ongoing impact on how summer movies are made and marketed...

Stargate movie reboot announced, Roland Emmerich directing

Simon Brew News May 30, 2014

A new trilogy of Stargate films are set to "reimagine" the original film. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are attached.

Independence Day 2 to get a rewrite

Ryan Lambie News May 29, 2014

The long-in-gestation Independence Day sequel has an update, as a new screenwriter steps in to provide a rewrite...

The Train: the Ridley Scott-HR Giger movie that never was

Ryan Lambie Feature Apr 16, 2014

In the late 80s, Ridley Scott and HR Giger could have collaborated on their first film since Alien. Ryan looks at the unrealised project...

Belated franchise revivals: the new Hollywood trend?

Ryan Lambie Feature Apr 10, 2014

As Richard Donner floats the possibility of The Goonies 2, we wonder whether belated franchise revivals are a new Hollywood trend...

The rise and fall of Carolco

Ryan Lambie Feature Mar 11, 2014

In the late 80s, Carolco was one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, but by 1995, it was gone. Ryan charts its dramatic rise and fall...

Will Smith won't return for Independence Day 2

Independence Day
Glen Chapman News Feb 10, 2014

The on-again off-again relationship between Will Smith and Independence Day 2 appears to have finally come to an end.

Confirmed: Independence Day 2 put back to summer 2016

Simon Brew News Nov 13, 2013

Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel won't be invading in 2015 after all...

Is this 2013's most unfairly overlooked blockbuster?

Simon Brew Feature Sep 10, 2013

A box office disappointment in the US, have audiences been wrong to turn their back on Roland Emmerich's White House Down?

Will Smith set for Independence Day 2 after all?

Simon Brew News Sep 6, 2013

Independence Day 2 may move back to summer 2016, and it may now have Will Smith in it after all...

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