BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
There has been talk about a sequel to the classic 90s sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day for years now, but for all that's been said about the project it has always seemed like a distant possibility. But now it seems all-too real.
Fox has removed the special re-release of Roland Emmerich's alien invasion action movie Independence Day from their schedule. The film was originally supposed to have a big summer event arrival, set to come out the day before the holiday - July 3 - next year on its 17th anniversary, but now it's listed simply as "TBD." There is no explanation given for the change.
Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy! It looks like an Independence Day sequel may actually happen. We've known for a while now that there was a possibility for a follow-up to the Will Smith starring 1996 action film, which focused on an alien attack on the planet. Today offers an update on the project, as ID co-screenwriter Dean Devlin spoke about re-teaming with director Roland Emmerich, with whom he worked on The Patriot, in addition to Independence Day.
Fox is planning a 3D re-release of Independence Day, the ridiculous and awesome 1996 blockbuster that you can pretty much guarantee would have been released in 3D if it came out today. True to the title, the re-release is set for July 3, 2013, putting it up against Despicable Me 2
Let’s kick the tires and light the fires, boys. There may be two Independence Day sequels in the works. Word is, Fox is planning on back-to-back sequels to follow up on the hugely successful 1996 film, but they may end up having to move forward without Will Smith.
Movies? On the fourth of July? When there are burgers to be grilled, ice cold beverages to be enjoyed, and fireworks to be set off and watched? The fact that the holiday falls on a Monday helped boost sales a bit on this Independence Day, but overall sales were still only slightly bumped up from usual summer weekday numbers.
Superman may be the iconic American superhero, but this Independence day it was the Transformers who won over the hearts and wallets of the nation. Raking in giant-freaking-robot-worthy amounts of cash and breaking records, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third entry in the franchise, dominated the holiday weekend.
Director Roland Emmerich has been talking for awhile now about his plan to make not one, but two sequels to his 1996 mega-hit alien invasion movie Independence Day
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Earlier today we picked up a story from the good folks at IESB in which they reported Will Smith is signed on for two Independence Day sequels. At the time we made it clear that it was a rumor and suggested everyone wait for a second confirmation
Will Smith is now locked in not only for Independence Day 2, but for Independence Day 3 as well. They’re planning some a two movie story arc, with both films being shot back to back
I'm about to lose the little bit of geek cred I've gained since I began writing for Cinema Blend by saying what I'm about to say: I don't like Sci-Fi movies. It's not that Science Fiction isn't a fruitful, intelligent, and credible genre
Emmerich revealed that they’re actually planning more than one Independence Day sequel. He says, “What we want to do in the next – it's actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc.”
As for why it's taken so long to get the sequel started, you can blame George W. Bush. "In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn't want to make that movie during the Bush years.