Rolan Emmerich has recently revealed his vision for the follow up to his 1996 sci fi disaster film Independence Day. According to Emmerich, there are plans for two sequels: ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II, with the scripts for both having been finalized by the director himself with help from writing/producing partner Dean Devlin, James Vanderbilt will also be joining the duo later for some rewriting duties.
The original Independence Day movie starred Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman and smashed box office records on its way to becoming one of the highest grossing films of all time. The sequel is set 20 years after the events depicted in the first film, when a distress signal sent by the first wave of alien invaders brings another wave of extra-terrestrial would-be conquerors.
”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years,” says Emmerich in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Emmerich also added that he has been working on designs for the film with an art team. “It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane.”
Via: Entertainment Weekly