Independence Day scribe Dean Devlin says sequel is moving forward at Fox

It was last October we entertained the notion of Roland Emmerich doing a sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY, when it was thought Fox wanted to make two back to back sequels. Well, we're not sure about the validity of a two-prong effort, but writer of the original Dean Devlin has assured THR that ID4 part deux is moving forward at Fox. Peep it...

"I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we're very excited about the idea of doing it. Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that's gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go."

About the reticence of doing a sequel after the success of the original, Devlin added:

"We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honor the first one. The first one gave us all careers, and we really love that movie and loved the experience. We didn't want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honored the first one -- that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to 'Let's just go make some more money.' I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'That's worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day.'"

About casting the sequel, Devlin concluded with:

"We're beginning a long process of talking to everybody. We'll just have to see what happens."

And there it is, ID4 2 moving forward. You down with that notion or what? Is Big Willy Smith's involvement a must? You think his son will get the gig instead?

ID4 hottie Vivica Fox

Extra Tidbit: Is ID4 2 artistically merited or simply a holiday cash grab?
Source: THR



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