Roland Emmerich Shares Some New INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Details
Roland Emmerich recently chatted with Empire about the much anticipated sequel, Independence Day 2. He tells them, that even though he wants to make two sequels, he won't film them back-to-back. A third will rely on the outcome of the second.
Ever since the 1996 film, Independence Day a summer blockbuster, you just knew, that one day in the future, there would be a sequel. But, nobody expected it to take 20th Century Fox this long to get Independence Day 2 off the ground. But, the release date, July 3, 2015, appears to be too optimistic, according to director Roland Emmerich.
“You have to set a release date otherwise another film moves into it, [but] Independence Day is my next movie, if I get the right script. I should get the script pretty soon, then I’ll try to get it into good shape for one or two months, and if that happens, we’ll announce it and start production.”
Which actually might be a good thing, as earlier this week Paramount announced that Alan Taylor's Terminator film will also be released on July 1st, 2015.
Whenever Independence Day 2 does come out, don't count on a third being filmed back-to-back. A movie that many large budget planned-trilogies have used to effectively cut costs. Roland tells Empire:
“We’ll only do the first part, because we want to have the audience decide if they want to see the second, otherwise it feels arrogant. But I’m pretty confident, with the right script…”
So, if audiences don't want an unfinished cliffhanger, they had better fill those theaters. While nostalgia for the original will generated a solid opening weekend, a third will rest upon the shoulders of the filmmaker. Anything resembling the quality of the original will probably warrant some solid feedback, which in turn will produce a box office winner.
As for story details, Rolland says:
“It’s a parallel history. Humans rebuild whatever they have – bigger, newer, shinier – and then they forget. Maybe, 20 years later, [the aliens are] never coming back…
“We’ve created a mythology around these aliens, which is really cool. You have to create a mythology because people want to see a bigger picture.”
So, more backstory on the aliens? Okay, I guess that would be okay. Although, I do kind of like the mystery of that species. Oh, and this time around don't expect Jeff Goldblum to save the day with one of his super duper computer viruses. Emmerich was asked about that, and replied, “They won’t fall for that again.”
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One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determinded band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind.
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