It's been almost a decade since Roland Emmerich's alien-drama "Independence Day" starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman. We've heard rumors of a sequel forever and now it looks like it might actually happen.
The two-part sequel is tentatively titled "ID Forever Part I" and "ID Forever Part II". According to reports, the film will pick up 20 years after the original.
"The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back," says Emmerich. "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."
Bill Pullman is set to reprise his role as President Whitmore but at this time, Will Smith has not signed on to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller. The film will follow the stepson of Smith's character Dylan, and some newly introduced characters.
On the backdrop that will be represented in the film, Emmerich says, "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."
Emmerich handed off his first round of the scripts to James Vanderbilt for a rewrite. They two worked together on another White House-charged film, "White House Down", which opens in AMC Theatres on June 28th.
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