Contact Us

‘Independence Day’ Director Aiming for Another Alien-Invasion Hit With ‘Emergence’?

Emergence Independence Day
20th Century Fox

Director Roland Emmerich likes to destroy the world, so it’s no surprise that he’s bought the rights to a new alien-invasion pitch titled ‘Emergence.’ After all, how could the director of ‘Independence Day,’ ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ’2012′ say no to what’s described as a “large-scale, contemporary science-fiction film”? Large scale? That means Emmerich will be able to do what he does best: wipe out entire cities. Again.

This news, coming from Deadline, is especially interesting since there have been rumblings in the past few months about ‘Independence Day‘ sequels, which have us wondering exactly what Emmerich plans to do with ‘Emergence.’ Option one: he’ll make ‘Emergence’ before or after those long-in-development ‘Independence Day’ movies. Option two: he’s bought the rights to ‘Emergence’ so he can have its core concepts rewritten into an ‘Independence Day’ sequel (which happens in Hollywood more than you’d think). Option three: those ‘Independence Day’ movies have been put on the back burner, and Emmerich plans to scratch his alien-invasion itch anyway.

That’s a lot of guesswork and not a lot of facts. After all, the only thing we know is that there’s an alien-invasion script in the works titled ‘Emergence’ and that it’ll feature “hot-button science elements.” Still, any news of a new science-fiction movie is enough to get our interest piqued and to be completely honest, an original alien-invasion movie sounds far more enticing than an ‘Independence Day 2.’

Emmerich’s next film, ‘White House Down,’ opens on June 28.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!