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Independence Day 3D hitting theaters on July 3, 2013

20th Century Fox has announced that Independence Day will be getting a full 3D post-conversion for re-release into theaters on July 3, 2013.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, the 1996 original film starred Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid and went on to gross more than $817.4M worldwide ($306.2M domestic / $511.2M […]

Report: Fox planning back-to-back Independence Day sequels

Vulture is reporting that 20th Century Fox is planning to make back-to-back sequels Roland Emmerich’s 1996 hit Independence Day. Fox would even consider making the sequels without the involvement of Will Smith, but shooting them back-to-back would help things along:

Little is known about the two ID sequels, other than that they […]

Sony to distribute Roland Emmerich’s Singularity; Will be released in May 2013

Sony Pictures today announced that they are picking up Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi project Singularity. The film will be released on May 17, 2013.

Emmerich co-wrote the project with Harald Kloser who is also co-producing with Emmerich.

Source: Deadline

Will Smith already locked in for two more Independence Day movies?

This has been 14 years in the making, but IESB is reporting that 20th Century Fox has locked Will Smith in for two sequels to Independence Day:

The plan would be to shoot both films back-to-back. Whether the studio opts to go the Matrix route and release the two films six months […]

Roland Emmerich: Foundation Will Be 3D Motion Capture; Draft of Script Due Soon

Director Roland Emmerich told MTV that he plans to create Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi trilogy series Foundation into a 3D Motion-Capture epic using the same technology employed by James Cameron for Avatar:

“It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real,” Emmerich said, adding “Probably now all big movies have to be 3-D,” he said. “It’s not only the effect of 3-D, [‘Avatar’ has] just shown that if you do a movie in 3-D, you can ask for more money and that’s the trick.

Continue reading Roland Emmerich: Foundation Will Be 3D Motion Capture; Draft of Script Due Soon

Roland Emmerich’s 2012 Sets China Box Office Record

Roland Emmerich’s 2012 has set a new record for the Chinese Box Office.  The film has grossed $67.3 million as of last weekend, breaking the previous mark — also set in 2009 — by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The new record comes just a few days after the Dec. 21st ruling by the WTO which upheld an earlier ruling that said China was restricting U.S. film, music and book imports. With the ruling of the WTO, Hollywood knows they they have a better chance of bringing over more of their movies and other media into mainland China.

Bigger box office grosses for Western movies in China is good news for both Hollywood and Chinese consumers who enjoy watching Western movies. Probably not so good news for the Chinese government, however, who continue to want to curb Western influence in their country as much as possible (with Western movies and other media a big target of that).

Continue reading Roland Emmerich’s 2012 Sets China Box Office Record

Independence Day Sequel To Be Two Movies

Director Roland Emmerich (2012) told MTV News that if they end up doing a sequel to Independence Day, he would like for it to take place over the course of two movies:

“What we want to do in the next – it’s actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc,” he explained. “‘Independence Day’ was always like the king who leads his troops into battle against an evil force, and that stays like that.”

So the plan is not just one sequel but two. And Emmerich has got a nifty title in mind: “‘ID4-ever,’ Part I and II maybe?” he suggested.

Mind you, there’s not yet a script – “There’s an idea,” he said – but he did say that when they move forward Will Smith will most certainly be involved. “The idea is just to continue the story and actually I don’t know how many years ago this was—twelve, thirteen, fourteen years ago—and just continue where it ended.”

You can watch MTV’s interview with Emmerich after the jump. Continue reading Independence Day Sequel To Be Two Movies

With Barack Obama in Office, Roland Emmerich Has More Interest in an ID4 Sequel

id4-110609At a press event for Roland Emmerich’s 2012, the director talked about how historically he’s been against sequels, but would like to make an exception with Independence Day:

“I think everybody has a defining moment or a defining film who works in this business. It’s the one I think I will be remembered for. I kind of think it would be great to do.”

Emmerich also said that one of the reasons why it’s taken so long for a sequel is because he didn’t want to make one while George W. Bush was president.  That’s changed now with Barack Obama in office:

“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. It was not thought that George W. Bush would have made a great king. Now with Obama, it’s another story.”

The plot of the sequel will focus on the President and his efforts to lead the country.  You can watch a video of the roundtable after the jump. Continue reading With Barack Obama in Office, Roland Emmerich Has More Interest in an ID4 Sequel

TV Series Planned for 2012

Well, it’s not exactly a sequel, but it’s close enough.  2012 director Roland Emmerich confirmed to EW that a small-screen version of the movie is already in the works.  Emmerich ensures that there is “plenty to do in a TV show”:

“The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what […]

Roland Emmerich Talks Independence Day Sequel

Roland Emmerich (2012) told Latino Review that he and Dean Devlin would like to make a sequel to Independence Day, confirming that there’s even a story for the sequel, but wouldn’t elaborate on any details: “Oh yeah! There’s a story. There’s a very really good great story, a very cool one.  Apparently the hold-up […]

2012 Movie Trailer

2012-061909Sony Pictures has released the first theatrical trailer for Roland Emmerich’s upcoming post-apocalyptic film 2012.  Check it out after the jump.

2012 hits theaters on November 13, 2009. Continue reading 2012 Movie Trailer