Roland Emmerich May Direct Alien Invasion Thriller Emergence
Roland Emmerich seems very ready to dive back into the world of alien invasions. The German filmmaker has already announced that he has big plans for the future of the Independence Day franchise, with two sequels coming up within the decade, but now another project seems to have arrived on his upcoming slate.
Centropolis Entertainment, Emmerich's production company, has acquired an alien invasion pitch called Emergence that the director is planning to take on as a project for himself. Deadline, which first reported the news of the development, says that the film is "a large scale contemporary science fiction film" that "is a new take on an alien invasion story containing hot-button science elements." Newcomer Nic Kelman, who developed the story, is handling the screenwriting duties. Interestingly, the site says that the idea has gotten the attention of a lot of studios in Hollywood, as they are starting to look for more original franchises to build instead of developing more sequels.
Unfortunately for those looking for more original sci-fi in Hollywood, this project may still be a few years away. Deadline notes that Emmerich has multiple other movies that are much further along, including both the Independence Day sequels and Singularity, which the filmmaker has been working on for years.
Next up Emmerich is set to do some serious damage to our nation's capital once again with White House Down. The action film, which has been described as "Die Hard in the White House," stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, and Joey King and will be in theaters on June 28th.
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