Details on the Independence Day sequel emerge


We’re finally getting some details on the two ID4 sequels: ID Forever Part One and ID Forever Part Two. (No doubt they’re also unofficial sequels to Rock n Roll High School Forever.) Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin have scripted both films, and rewrites are being handled by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, White House Down).

Emmerich said the following to Entertainment Weekly:

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… 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…

It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over. The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens].

While the main characters will be a new generation of scrappy heroes, including the stepson of Will Smith’s character, Bill Pullman is confirmed to return. No word on Will Smith. What do you think of this set up for two films?

[Entertainment Weekly via /Film]

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