Independence Day 2 is potentially going to happen
It has been sixteen years since Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum uploaded a computer virus into some alien software and saved planet Earth. Sixteen fricking years. We all know what we have been doing over the last decade and a half, and it does not include waiting for a sequel. Apparently for Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin who created the original movie they have been thinking of little else.
Recently Deviln also said that “ten years ago I was hired to write a sequel to Independence Day and they paid me a lot of money. After I finished the script, I gave the money back and I said, ‘Don’t even read the script. The script is okay, but we can’t make an okay sequel to Independence Day. The fans deserve better than this.”
It seems now that Emmerich and Devlin have finally come up with an idea that will do the first film justice and are excited about getting it made. The pair went together and spent a lot of time living in Hollywood retreat town, Palm Springs where, inspired by the surroundings (we guess there will be a lot of deserts in the second film then) they created “a sequel that won’t disappoint”.
It seems that Emmerich and Devlin are the only two actually excited by any of this. Independence Day is a classic (if terrible) film which stormed the box office when it was released in 1996. Will Goldblum and Smith sign on to do the sequel? We certainly hope so. They were the only good things about the original.
In the meantime, Independence Day is being re-released in 3D (naturally) next summer in cinemas across the UK. Can’t wait that long? It will probably be on Film Four AGAIN next week…