20th Century Fox has been itching for a sequel to 'Independence Day' for a very long time, but it seems that the project has finally started moving forward (at least considering how much director Roland Emmerich has talked about it) and is scheduled to hit theaters in two years. But the project has been dealt a blow as Will Smith has decided against returning for 'Independence Day 2.'
Though iconic, disaster-movie director Roland Emmerich will let loose his latest project, 'White House Down,' to the masses this week, talk has already honed in on his next big movie -- 'Independence Day 2.' Since Fox set a release date for July 3, 2015, inquiring minds want to know the latest details.
Fox has begun slot-calling their summer schedule for the next two years, which makes them conservative compared to Marvel and Sony. 'Independence Day 2' has officially been dated for July 3, 2015, among other changes and updates to their schedule.
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.
Though there have been rumors of 'Independence Day' sequels since the first film became a smash hit back in 1996, all's been quiet on the alien front since last year, when we first heard word that there would be two follow-ups. But now that Roland Emmerich is out promoting 'White House Down,' more details about the sequels are emerging.
Though it may not speak for the 3D boom entire, we're happy to report that 'Independence Day' will not be getting the 3D re-release in the summer of 2013. To be honest, we hoped it would never happen.
"Why hasn't Independence Day gotten a sequel?" This question has been asked for years by fans of the 1996 science fiction action-fest that put Will Smith on the blockbuster summer movie map. Has this question finally been answered by producer Dean Devlin?
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