‘Independence Day’ Sequels Will Be ‘Lovable’
There have been mutterings about this possibility for a while, but now it’s been confirmed that two Independence Day sequels are in the works, with the cheesiest titles you can possibly imagine: Independence Day Forever Part One and Independence Day Forever Part Two.
The films will be shot in 2D and then given a 3D post-conversion – but get this; and the films will focus on being “lovable.” Lovable?! LOVABLE?!!! Riiiight.
Original Independence Day director Roland Emmerich (currently working on White House Down), and producer Dean Devlin have been spreading the news in recent interviews.
Emmerich told FILMSTARTS (via /Film) that the sequels will be shot in 2D, and then likely up-coverted to 3D as that’s what the studio wants. Fair enough. Apparently, he also noted that the “primary hurdle” in terms of getting the film made is “getting all the actors back on board.”
So, what will it take to get Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum back on the scene? Screencrave joked that garbage trucks full of money might do the trick (and they’re probably right).
We don’t know about those two, but when asked if he would be reprising his role as crazy hippie scientist Dr Okun, Brent Spiner exclusively told us he “couldn’t talk about it” – which sounds promising. Maybe Dr Okun didn’t die after all! Spiner had said something about reprising the character in the past, despite objections from many that Okun looked… well… pretty dead.
Devlin also told TotalFilm he had rewatched the original film with Emmerich, and decided to follow-up on its “lovable” tone:
“Roland and I sat down and watched the original. It’s a different experience on television! The thing that really hit me about the movie is how much love there is in it: between the characters; that the filmmakers had making it; that the cast had for each other. As we’re approaching a sequel we’re focusing on that aspect of it. Because I think that was really the key as to why it worked for everyone. It was lovable.”
Are you looking forward to the “lovable” sequels?