Are you excited about the prospect of sequels to the 1996 megahit “Independence Day?” I’m sure someone is. If you are, lucky you, we have some info about them. According to ComingSoon, the two sequels will be a package deal, with the titles “ID Forever – Part I” and “ID Forever – Part II.” Not exactly inspiring, but shorthand titles are all the rage.
Also, even though director Roland Emmerich is a “skeptic” about 3D, the sequels will be shot the standard way and then converted to 3D. I’m assuming the only reason they’re not shooting in 3D is because of Emmerich’s discomfort. They have to get them to 3D one way or another, though–the format is too popular overseas, which is exactly where these types of movies will probably do their biggest business.
There’s no word when any of this will happen, though. Emmerich recently said, “It’s a tough battle between the studio and the actors. But you have a right idea, which was quite unique, and it is therefore worth it to keep trying.”
Meanwhile, Dean Devlin, co-writer of the original, had this to say to Total Film after watching the 1996 film again:
“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.”
Personally, all I remember about it is things blowing up, but maybe that’s just me.
I have little doubt that these won’t get made. We’ll keep you posted when it really gets going.