Will Smith protecting the earth from aliens seems like a no-brainer, but not so fast, says director Roland Emmerich -- it looks like the summer blockbuster star won't be returning for 'Independence Day 2.'
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Few summer movies look as fun as 'White House Down.' After getting to see eight minutes of footage during a special presentation, hosted by director Roland Emmerich and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, we see this as a nice change of pace from all the superhero and sci-fi offerings of late. Now the latest clip from the film only makes its charm and sense of humor stand out more from the familiar "Die Hard in the White House!" formula.
A prospective Secret Service agent must save and protect the President and his daughter when terrorists attack the White House.
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.
One of summer's biggest movie question marks is 'White House Down,' which pairs Channing Tatum's would-be secret service agent with Jamie Foxx's President of the United States in a buddy cop-esque action film. Now there's a new featurette that shows a little more footage from the film, and spotlights the director.
Well, this is a surprise. Plenty of historical miniseries have been cleaning up on the small-screen these days, most notably with History's mammoth 'Hatfields & McCoys' success, and it seems 'Independence Day' director Roland Emmerich wants in on the action. Emmerich has begun development on a 'Lawrence of Arabia' miniseries, retelling the famous tale iconically brought to life by Peter O'Toole and director David Lean, but where will the new 'Lawrence of Arabia' set up shop?
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.
Although the first ‘White House Down’ trailer hit tonight, we already got a look at the footage … well, us and two small movie theater-filled audiences. Director Roland Emmerich brought along Jamie Foxx to the Union Square AMC theater in NYC for the...
'White House Down' may look a little familiar -- it is the second "'Die Hard' in the White House" movie of 2013 -- but it's also the bigger budget summer blockbuster version. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx star in this Roland Emmerich summer extravaganza, and they waited until just after 'Olympus has Fallen' was released to debut their trailer.
For a while there, Hollywood movies would cast older, respectable Black actors as presidents. Think Morgan Freeman in 'Deep Impact' or Danny Glover in '2012.' But that was before Barrack Obama became the president, and so it looks like the upcoming 'White House Down' is going with the more modern variant. Jamie Foxx is up to play that film's commander-in-chief.