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Independence Day Writer Says They Are 'Finally' Ready To Make A Sequel 'Worth Seeing'

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We've been hearing about these supposed sequels for years now, but it sounds like Roland Emmerich and co-writer Dean Devlin finally got their shiz together!

In a recent interview, Devlin spilled the news that he and Emmerich have developed an idea for the sequel which would be "a worthy path to go." He revealed that he's working with the blockbuster director again "for the first time in 11 years," as he explained:

"I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we’re every 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."

It's been 16 years since the original raked in $817.4 million around the world, so what the heck took them so long?

Apparently, they've been waiting for the perfect pitch that would "honor the first one." The writer, who is currently running TNT's Leverage, continued:

"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.'"

Woo hoo!

We just hope that organic sequel includes Bill Pullman in his sixth term as president. Or maybe emperor. After saving the world from an alien invasion, we imagine he would get some kind of promotion. LOLz!

But seriously…who else is going to deliver a speech so inspiring that Randy Dennis Quaid won't mind crashing a plane into the mothership to avenger his brother?

Do U think or even want this movie to actually happen one day?

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2 comments to “Independence Day Writer Says They Are 'Finally' Ready To Make A Sequel 'Worth Seeing'”



  1. 1

    The first movie was so ridiculous, I hope they don't make a sequel.



  2. 2

    Loved the original, still remember seeing it on our way back from Costa Rica, we flew into Dallas and the gate was not open so we sat on the tarmac and watched the end of the movie. Everyone cheered and we finally got to out gate, missed our connecting flight but American put us on the next one and gave us tickets for 2 free drinks.