Rolland Emmerich is jumping back into the historical movies with Midway. Emmerich is very much a hit or miss type of director. When his movies work they tend to work pretty well or at least are entertaining if Emmerich isn’t invested in the property they can be really, really bad. His last high profile bomb […]
It seems the original Stargate — co-created by the Independence Day team of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin — was always intended as a trilogy. And as Devlin tells Variety, the series must be rebooted to tell that story. The 1994 film, about an archaeologist who discovers a portal to another world, starred James Spader […]
In a new featurette for Independence Day: Resurgence, Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth praise the vision of director Roland Emmerich. Twenty years ago, Emmerich and then-collaborator Dean Devlin developed the first Independence Day after a off-hand comment during the press tour for Stargate. What began as “what would happen if you woke up tomorrow and […]
While chatting with Yahoo! (via Comicbook.com) about his recent film, Concussion, actor Will Smith admitted to being saddened to learn his character in Independence Day had been killed off in the intervening years between the first film and this summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence. “It was terrible when I found out my character died,” he said. […]
I’ve been wondering where we were going to go next with teaser trailers. First we got trailers which are teasers of upcoming films. Then we started getting teasers for trailers and we’ve even seen teasers for upcoming teasers for upcoming trailers… And now we have a teaser for a title for an upcoming movie. 20th […]
Fox has given the green light to the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day. It has been set to start production in May and the studio is now working on a deal with director Roland Emmerich. They are looking at a potential June 24th, 2016 release. The would set the release of the sequel 20 years […]
Either that or the studio kicked his quote to the kerb.
Now that the blogosphere has trained all journalists to be future-focused and drill their interview subjects for “news,” a candid filmmaker can find themselves giving parts of the movie making process more public exposure than is perhaps ideal. For example, Roland Emmerich, director of this year’s White House Down, the hilarious 2012 and Independence Day […]
Coining the right headline for this story was near-impossible and I think I failed. I don't want it to be news that one off the Independence Day 2 characters will be gay
I don't expect Fox would dig too deep into their pockets for bait. How far could they sell the film on a cameo?
Oh Roland Emmerich, what an opportunity lost. I still have faith in an ID sequel, but let’s hope “totally unusual” means you won’t be destroying the White House for the third time. Most-Read Comic Stories Saturday: The Entire History Of The Marvel Universe Is Now Post 9/11… The Fantastic Four’s space flight, the thawing of […]
Expect half of the cast of the original film and half new players. And maybe a cliffhanger.
Expect Jeff Goldblum to come back. But what about Will Smith? And what about the third part of the series?
So Olympus Has Fallen was all about the lone wolf saving the day; this has much more of a buddy angle. Never shall it be said that Hollywood doesn't treasure diversity, variety and invention.
Dean Devlin says that they've drawn up a full 'bible' for the series' world, explaining details of the aliens and their technology. Runs on some Mac OS or another, if I remember correctly.
TV is the new home of cinema classics. With Bates Motel and Hannibal both doing well, it's maybe unsurprising that more classic movies might start getting echoed on the small screen.
A busy one.
Has it really been 15 years since Independence Day? That aside, this is going to draw inevitable comparisons to Olympus Has Fallen, but check out the trailer below and tell us what you think in the forum: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekireB_P-U0#![/youtube]
Sony rush in where Fox fear to tread?
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin on the future of Independence Day.