Posts Tagged ‘independence day’
  • Will Smith Unlikely for Independence Day 2
    Posted June 24th, 2013 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment »
    With his film White House Down approaching release director Roland Emmerich has been naturally fielding questions about the two planned sequels to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. The topic of whether Will Smith will be on board to star was broached with Emmerich dismissing the possibility. “Will Smith can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name,” said Emmerich. “It would be too much.” Throughout the process the prospect of b...
  • New Details on Independence Day Sequels
    Posted March 29th, 2013 at 6:15 pm No Comments »
    With White House Down releasing in two months director Roland Emmerich is starting to make the rounds with the press and as usual the topic of the Independence Day sequels has been raised. Scripts were said to be nearing completion in 2011 and now Emmerich is talking plot details. The films take place 20 years after the original, when a distress call sent by the first wave of aliens finally brings reinforcements to Earth. ”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back,” expla...
  • Scripts for Independence Day Sequels Nearing Completion – Will Smith Not Signed On Yet
    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    A sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, which grossed over $800 million worldwide, has been heavily rumored over the years - with the skyrocketing price of both star Will Smith and director Roland Emmerich being the main stumbling block to getting the project rolling. Along with writing partner Dean Devlin, Emmerich has continued to talk about ideas and the possibility of one or possibly even more sequels despite that. Now comes the news that the duo is finishing up the scripts fo...
  • Two Independence Day Sequels May Be Coming
    Posted March 30th, 2010 at 9:42 am 3 Comments »
    Back in October it was reported that a script for the sequel to Independence Day had been completed. Still nothing had been set in stone as star Will Smith had not signed on and talks were taking place about the future. Director Roland Emmerich was insisting that Smith be involved if a sequel were to take place. But as the biggest (and possibly only) bankable star in Hollywood that would mean shelling out the big bucks. Now IESB has a report that Will Smith may have signed on for not just I...