Roland Emmerich Teases a Two-Part Sequel to Independence Day
11.13.09 by REELZ
Talking to MTV, 2012 director Roland Emmerich offered up a few more tantalizing tidbits about his concept for a sequel to his 1996 vision of the end the world, Independence Day. Whether it will actually ever be produced still seems to hinge on whether he can get Will Smith on board, but if it does, the master of disaster is, as usual, thinking big:
What we want to do in the next – it's actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc.
As for the plot, he explains, there is no script yet, but:
The idea is just to continue the story and actually I don't know how many years ago this was — twelve, thirteen, fourteen years ago — and just continue where it ended ... the story will stay firmly on the planet. It's always about earth and that earth gets invaded.
He's even toyed around with a title for the project: ID4-ever parts I and II.