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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
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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.

Roland Emmerich Interview: Talking 'White House Down,' What's Coming for 'Independence Day 2' and His Thoughts on 'Godzilla'

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by Nick Romano June 26, 2013 @ 11:40 AM
Sony
Roland Emmerich, the director of such disaster-heavy films as 'Independence Day,' '2012,' 'The Day After Tomorrow' and the last 'Godzilla' movie, set his sights on the White House in 'White House Down.' Starring Channing Tatum as Secret Service hopeful John Cale and Jamie Foxx as US President James Sawyer, this "Die Hard in the White House" film starts like any other day until a team of domestic terrorists infiltrate and bring down the White House.

Exclusive: Roland Emmerich Reveals What's Coming for 'Independence Day 2'

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by Nick Romano June 25, 2013 @ 1:13 PM
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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.

'Independence Day 2' Will Bring Back Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman

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by Damon Houx June 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
20th Century Fox
Roland Emmerich may be on his press tour for 'White House Down,' but he can't stop talking about ‘Independence Day 2.’ He already broke the news that Will Smith won't be returning, but now for some good news: Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be back to battle aliens.