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Liam Hemsworth has been offered the lead in the Independence Day sequel

With Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin locked in to make ID FOREVER, the sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY, the only thing left is to find a star to take over from the departed Will Smith . While there are still rumors that Michael B. Jordan could join the cast, The Wrap has learned that the studio is currently offering THE HUNGER GAMES' Liam Hemsworth the lead in the scifi blockbuster....

Independence Day 2 officially beginning production May 2015

20th Century Fox has made it official and given the go ahead to the INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel, ID4EVER, to begin production in May of next year. While the studio locked in a release date a while back, this is the first official step forward since Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin worked on the screenplay. We have heard rumors that Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman may reprise their roles...

Jeff Goldblum says he has a part in the Independence Day sequel

Despite Will Smith refusing to return for the developing sequels to INDEPENDENCE DAY, another star of the first film seems keen to reprise his role. Jeff Goldblum , who personified 1990s scifi with his turns in ID4 and JURASSIC PARK, has not confirmed whether he will appear in INDEPENDENCE DAY 2, but it seems the plans are leaning that way. Goldblum was interviewed by Time...

Dean Devlin explains why he's rebooting Stargate instead of making a sequel

Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich owned the 1990s when it came to big budget scifi with STARGATE and INDEPENDENCE DAY. Now, with both of those franchises getting sequels or reboots, Devlin is right back in every conversation as fans process the prospect of these new films. With STARGATE already having spawned a number of television series spin-offs, it seemed odd to do away with all of...

Roland Emmerich moving on Stargate reboot for a possible new trilogy

In not so shocking news, it is now official that MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering with Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin on a reboot of their sci-fi hit STARGATE . Emmerich is set to direct with the idea to possibly turn the new film into the planned trilogy Emmerich mentioned late last year. MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber said: "We couldn’t be...

Carter Blanchard to rewrite Independence Day 2 script

Last fall Roland Emmerich said he and James Vanderbilt were preparing two screenplays for ID4EVER , just in case Will Smith decided to return for the INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel. Will Smith won't be back as Captain Steven Hiller though, and it appears Emmerich and Vanderbilt need some help figuring out how to do a sequel without Big Willie. Deadline is reporting...

Gerard Butler signs on to Dean Devlin's Geostorm

Besides starring as Bodhi in the POINT BREAK remake, it looks like Gerard Butler has signed on to another project. This one is a sci-fi flick from Dean Devlin . That name sound familiar? Well, it should. Devlin is not only a well-known producer but also a writer on UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, STARGATE, and INDEPENDENCE DAY. Whatís interesting here is that Devlin will be taking on his...

Will Smith out of Independence Day sequel

As of this moment, Will Smith will not be welcoming anyone to Earth. The actor is said to be out of INDEPENDENCE DAY 2. Okay, he might be out of the sequel. While having Smith would be a great draw, his involvement isnít necessary for the sequel to move onwards. Emmerich and co-writer/producer Dean Devlin handed over a rough draft of the script to THE AMAZING...

Roland Emmerich is readying two versions of the Independence Day sequel script in case Will Smith signs up

From the sounds of it, Fox is really holding out hope that Will Smith is going to change his mind and sign up for the INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel currently being developed. Despite numerous refusals from Smith, Emmerich is still playing it safe and including the first film's star in the screenplay for ID4EVER. Well, at least one version of the screenplay. According to IndieWire ,...

Roland Emmerich and 20th Century Fox considering Michael B. Jordan for a part in the ID4 sequel

Another day, another project that Michael B. Jordan is being sought for. The young FRUITVALE STATION star has been the buzz of Hollywood for projects ranging from the ROCKY spin-off CREED to the role of Human Torch in the upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR reboot. The next rumored role for the young actor may be the sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY. The Wrap states that while Jordan has not been...

Director Roland Emmerich talks Independence Day sequel and other future projects

Roland Emmerich is going to be very busy for the next few years with his sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY and the recently announced reboot for STARGATE. But those aren't the only projects the director has been looking at, and in a new interview with Empire , Emmerich talks about what he might have lined up for the future, as well as some nuggets of information on the INDEPENDENCE...

Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin plan to reboot Stargate as a big screen trilogy

STARGATE was a successful movie back in 1994 that should have launched a big screen franchise. Instead, STARGATE became a series of popular television series that lasted ten years alongside two other live action series, an animated series, and two TV movies. But the series has never been quite big enough to cross from that cult/SyFy level of fandom and back into the big leagues of...
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