Roland Emmerich

‘Independence Day 2’ Recruits Joey King and Resurrects Brent Spiner

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by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 9:55 AM
20th Century Fox
The last time we saw Brent Spiner’s Dr. Brackish Okun, his body was being forcibly used as a psychic transmitter to convey the malicious intentions of the invading aliens in Roland Emmerich’s bombastic, semi-masterpiece Independence Day. And then his weak, human husk was thrown across the room and he died. But now, some new Independence Day 2 casting supposes that ... maybe he didn’t?

Vivica A. Fox Will Return For ‘Independence Day 2’

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by Matt Singer March 24, 2015 @ 8:42 AM
Fox
When Bill Pullman dumped that big “We will not go quietly into the night!” speech at the end of Independence Day, he really wasn’t kidding. Even though Will Smith will not return, Independence Day 2 is still moving forward, like an enormous alien spaceship slowly approaching the Golden Gate Bridge. Late last night, Roland Emmerich tweeted the latest original Independence Day cast member to join the film:

‘Stargate’ Reboot Reunites Roland Emmerich With ‘Independence Day 2’ Writers

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by Britt Hayes February 3, 2015 @ 10:17 PM
MGM
Roland Emmerich didn’t go far to pick up screenwriters for the reboot of his 1994 film ‘Stargate.’ The director has set the writers of ‘Independence Day 2' to work on the upcoming film, which will reboot the series and kick-off a trilogy of new ‘Stargate’ movies, which will then presumably kick-off another 20 years of ‘Stargate’ spin-off TV shows. ‘Stargate’ forever.

Liam Hemsworth Offered Starring Role in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

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by Matt Singer January 27, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Lionsgate
There are some that say Liam Hemsworth is the lesser Hemsworth brother after Chris, who is Thor and The Huntsman and Blackhat. To which I say that’s ridiculous; Luke is obviously the lesser Hemsworth brother. Just kidding Luke, please don’t hurt me. Any Hemsworth is still far better than a Singer. Trust me on this.

Fox Gives a Green Light to ‘Independence Day 2’

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by Matt Singer November 26, 2014 @ 3:43 PM
Fox
Happy Thanksgiving! Okay, enough of that, let’s talk about a far more important holiday, cinematically speaking: Independence Day and ‘Independence Day,’ and specifically let’s talk about the film’s sequel. The follow-up to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 movie about Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman fighting off an alien invasion has been in development at Fox for a while now, and for a long time the plan was to make two ‘ID4’ sequels back to back. At that point, Smith’s participation was a question mark, with the studio supposedly going so far as to write two versions of the script; one with the Fresh Prince and one without him.

Keanu Reeves and Roland Emmerich Producing Sci-Fi Virtual Reality Drama 'New Angeles'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 9, 2014 @ 3:58 PM
Jason Kempin, Getty Images
We'd recently heard a bit about 'The Matrix' star Keanu Reeves getting in on the TV game with a starring role in Slingshot Global Media's action series 'Rain,' but it seems the erstwhile Neo is taking an even deeper dive into some well-worn territory. Joining Roland Emmerich, Reeves will retreat back into virtual reality to executive produce a new sci-fi series dubbed 'New Angeles.'

'Stargate' is Being Rebooted by Roland Emmerich Into a Trilogy

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by Damon Houx May 29, 2014 @ 7:18 PM
MGM/Carolco
Earlier today when the 'Cliffhanger' reboot was announced, we joked that Hollywood was turning to action movies (and seemingly specifically action movies from the nineties) as the new hot property to remake/reboot. Now there's word that 'Stargate' will not only be rebooted by its original creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, but the plan is to turn the reboot into a trilogy.

'Independence Day 2' to Cast Michael B. Jordan as Will Smith's Son?

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by Mike Sampson September 26, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
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We hope you like yourself some Michael B. Jordan. The actor, who is rightly earning raves for his role in 'Fruitvale Station,' has been attached to just about every upcoming franchise in Hollywood including 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the 'Fantastic Four' reboot and a 'Rocky' spinoff.
Well, now Jordan has found himself at the center of another big rumor - one that would have him starring in 'Independence Day 2' as Will Smith's son.

'Independence Day 2': Will Smith to Return After All?

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by Jacob Hall September 5, 2013 @ 12:45 PM
20th Century Fox
The last time director Roland Emmerich talked about 'Independence Day 2,' original franchise star Will Smith was not going to be involved. At all. He was "too expensive," a "marquee name" who would be "too much." But a few months (and some time to think about the bomb that was 'After Earth') can make all the difference in the world -- it looks like Smith may end up joining the highly anticipated sequel after all.