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"Independence Day" (1996) - auch unter "ID4" bekannt...

Am 4. Juli tauchen gigantische Raumschiffen über allen wichtigen Städten der Welt auf. Die Hoffnung von US-Präsident Whitmore, gespielt von Bill Pullman (u.a. "Spaceballs"), dass die Aliens in friedlicher Mission unterwegs sind, zerschlägt sich bald...

Physiker Levinson, gespielt von Jeff Goldblum (u.a. "Jurassic Park"), entdeckt im Kommunikationssystem der Wesen einen versteckten Countdown und schaudert: Am Ende wird es auf der Erde keine Zivilisation mehr geben... Gemeinsam mit dem Piloten Steven Hiller, gespielt von Will Smith (u.a. "Men in Black", "Ali"), macht er sich auf die Welt zu retten...

Roland Emmerich (u.a. "Godzilla") versah seine simple Gut-Böse-Story mit viel Patriotismus und dem Grundsatz: Nicht kleckern, sondern klotzen. Das 70 Millionen Dollar teure und Oscar-prämierte Effektspektakel läutete zugleich eine neue Welle von Katastrophenfilmen ein...

Independence Day 2 !?!
Seit 1996 kursieren Gerüchte über ein mögliches Sequel... Laut Emmerich wird es irgendwann kommen...



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[15.02.2011]
Empire sprach mit Roland Emmerich über eine mögliche Fortsetzung...
[...] Despite last year’s rumours linking Will Smith with a reprise of the MacBook-wielding pilot Captain Hiller, the director has kiboshed thoughts that those aliens would be back soon. "Independence Day 2 is nowhere," Emmerich told Empire, dismissing plot rumours that have been flying around the web. "It’s back and forth, back and forth. There’s no script because I don’t want to write anything before anything starts."
If finding an Earth-saving sized gap in Smith’s diary is proving a stumbling block, Independence Day fans shouldn’t give up hope. With $800m in takings for the first movie, the sequel potential seems too ginormous for Fox to sniff at. In Emmerich’s words, "One day it will happen." [...]


[13.10.2009] Latino Review sprach mit Roland Emmerich über eine mögliche Fortsetzung...
LatinoReview: [...] I heard there was a script for a sequel. What’s the real reason there is no sequel?
Emmerich:
Dean Devlin and I are still set to make a sequel likely because we’ve found some sort of idea and we approached FOX and FOX has not quite figured out how to incorporate Dean’s and my deal, and Will’s (Smith) deal. Will wants to do it in some sort of a package they can live with. So it's just been in negations now since forever, and naturally FOX says "Why don’t you do it without Will Smith?" I said Will is essential for us, for this movie and actually for the audience too. And, so, it's in limbo and lately the studios are fighting. Like gross players, and Will is a gross player and is probably the only gross player right now who’s worth his gross. So we’ll see what happens. I would love to do it.
LatinoReview: But there is a story right?
Emmerich:
Oh yeah! There’s a story. There’s a very really good great story, a very cool one.
LatinoReview: Can you elaborate on it?
Emmerich:
No, I think Dean would like burst through this door [...]


[29.11.2007] Der TV-Sender VOX zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Independence Day"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.50 Uhr...

[02.12.2005] SF Wire zitiert Dean Devlin...
Dean Devlin, who produced 1996's Independence Day, told SCI FI Wire that he and partner Roland Emmerich actually wrote the script for a sequel film that was never produced. "The sequel was written right after 9/11," Devlin said in an interview while promoting the upcoming SCI FI Channel original miniseries The Triangle. "It was actually inspired by 9/11. And you know, there's a lot of good stuff in it, but it still didn't feel right. [It] didn't feel like the right thing to do. So at least at the moment, Roland and I have no intention of doing a sequel to Independence Day. I don't know if the studio [Fox] will maintain that they don't have an interest in doing it. They may change their mind. But I think it's not a movie that should have a sequel."
Devlin produced and Emmerich directed the megahit Independence Day, based on their script. After that, Devlin said, "We wrote a sequel, and we thought it was a pretty good script. But when we finished the script, and we looked at it, ... we said, 'Yeah, it's good, but is it right?' And what we meant by that was, the genesis of Independence Day was to not tell an alien-invasion story, but to tell a disaster movie using an alien invasion as the natural disaster. So after that we thought, 'Can we think of a disaster movie that had a good sequel?' And we couldn't think of one. Because ... what makes it so spectacular is it's a once-in-a-lifetime disaster. So while there was a script that we felt worked, we didn't think it was right. And so we actually gave the money back to 20th Century Fox that they paid us to write it. We said, 'Look, we can't take the money, because we don't want to do it.' And we explained our thinking on it, and, I got to say, to their credit, they agreed with us. And so they didn't move forward with the sequel with someone else. Now, I don't know if that'll hold down the line, but at least today they agree with us: that it was never intended to have a sequel, and if we did it, it would just be for the money, and that's not the right reason to do a sequel." [...]


[07.05.2004] SF Wire zitiert Roland Emmerich...
[...] a sequel to the 1996 SF blockbuster is not in the cards. "[Independence Day co-writer and co-producer] Dean [Devlin] and I met two or three times to figure out a way how to continue the story and we couldn't," Emmerich said while promoting his latest doomsday epic, the upcoming The Day After Tomorrow.
Emmerich added, "Everything sounded like a repeat, and we don't want to do repeats. At least, I don't want to. We went to Fox, who'd already given us money. We said to them, 'Guys, we have to give you your money back.' It's probably the first time that's happened. We're very, very disappointed, but what can you do?" [...]


[24.04.2004] Das Magazin L.O.S. - erhältlich bei McDonalds - schreibt, dass Fox Home Entertainment am 13. Mai 2004 (kurz vor dem Start von Roland Emmerich's "The Day After Tomorrow") eine Extended DTS Version von "Independence Day" als Doppel-DVD veröffentlichen wird... Neben dem DTS-Ton wird diese 9 Minuten längere Version als Specials eine alternative Zerstörungssequenz, den Audiokommentar von Roland Emmerich und Produzent Dean Devlin sowie den Trailer und ein "Hinter den Kulissen"-Special von "The Day After Tomorrow" beinhalten....

[14.11.2003] Phantastik.de meldet...
Der Regisseur Len Wiseman ("Underworld") hat in einem Interview erzählt, dass aus "Independence Day 2" wohl nichts werde. Laut "Moviehole" sagte er, er denke, dass Emmerich und Devlin das Projekt aufgegeben hätten.

[15.07.2003] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Will Smith...
[...] There are still a lot of rumors floating around that there will be an Independence Day sequel, but Smith is quick to dismiss those stories. "I think that will never happen. But it's Hollywood, you never know. You never can say never. But I'm pretty doggone sure that will never happen."

[28.06.2003] The Z Review zum Stand der Dinge in Sachen "ID4"-Sequel...
"Producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich didn't let comments by star Will Smith that he wouldn't do a sequel to Independence day deter them. In fact, Devlin announced this past week that he and his partner have finally decided on a story line for Independence day While he did say that the attacks of 9-11September were important in them finding a "new voice" for the new movie, he didn't elaborate on the plot at all. With Smith balking, there's still plenty of strong characters to bring back for the sequel including Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A. Fox."

[02.05.2003] SF Wire zitiert Dean Devlin, der sich über das Drehbuch zum Sequel äusserte...
[...] "Roland and I are writing it, so hopefully it’ll come out good," Devlin said in an interview. "If not, we’ll bury it."
Devlin declined to discuss the script's plot, but added that the quality of the screenplay will be a key factor in getting back the original cast, which included Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. "I think if we had a good script, everyone would want to come back," he said. "If the script’s not good, then they’ll probably tell us to go our own way."


[08.01.2003] DH meldet...
In this month's issue of Spanish mag Cinemania, Jeff Goldblum talked about two sequel potentials he might star in sometime soon. [...] What about an "Independence Day" sequel? "I'd prefer to wait until I see the completed script first, but I don't know, I really don't. I liked the first one immensely, but I can't say if I'd do a sequel yet. It would depend on a number of factors. I don't kind of know what direction they plan on taking with it".

[15.10.2002] DH meldet...
Entertainment Weekly reports that cast members Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum have been approached about reteaming for an ID4 sequel. Pullman: "I think it's definitely going to happen...I like what they [Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin] are talking about". Jeff Goldblum says "I enjoyed the first film, and I like the character", but will he return? "It depends...I'm meticulous".

[18.07.2002] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein Interview mit Dean Devlin...
IGNFF: How is that affected by Will Smith's recent comments that there will never be an Independence Day sequel?
DEVLIN: Oh, I don't know if he actually said that or not. I never comment on something I read that somebody said, because I've been attributed to saying things that I never said - so I don't know. Will is a great guy and he's been a real friend to us since we made that movie. I think if he likes the script, he'll want to do it. If he doesn't like the script, he won't want to do it.
IGNFF: A majority of the castmembers have stated numerous times that they'd like to come back...
DEVLIN: It was a wonderful cast, and they're really terrific people. I mean, I've been blessed. I haven't had the egomaniac star yet in any of my films. It's always been a pleasure. And that film - which had over 200 speaking roles - we didn't have an ego in the bunch. It was a really unique experience. In fact, Will Smith really kind of led that down-to-earth attitude on the set. He was the guy who was willing to stand out in the sun, in baking heat, and be his own stand-in while the cameras were being set up. He was such a trooper during the making of the picture.


[25.06.2002] CineCon sprach mit Vivica A. Fox und Will Smith...
[...] When asked if she would do "Independence Day 2," Vivica answered "Absolutely! We're just waiting for Will [Smith] to get out of sequel hell. I hope so, absolutely. It was a great movie, just fabulous, I'd love to do it again."
Her bubble may be busted, however, with what Will Smith told me at the "Men in Black 2" junket. "No," he answered regarding "Independence Day 2." He went on to say, "[Director] Roland [Emmerich] has been working on a script for many years, but he hasn't been happy, so no, on an Independence Day 2."


[14.06.2002] Cinescape sprach mit Devlin (u.a. "Godzilla") über "ID4 2"...
At the 28th annual Saturn Awards this Monday, INDEPENDENCE DAY co-creator Dean Devlin gave us a quick, exclusive interview about the recently announced INDEPENDENCE DAY 2, and what inspired him and DAY partner Roland Emmerich to get to a sequel for their biggest hit.
"I think we’ve finally found a concept we like... Something Roland and I are very excited about, and we’re now trying to work it into a movie and hopefully we’ll start writing the script sometime in the next year. What we didn’t want to do was do the first film over again. So many sequels make the mistake of trying to make the first film over again. So we always used as an example was what James Cameron did with ALIENS or the way George Lucas handled the first three STAR WARS films. Each one had its own unique voice. It took awhile for us to come up with that voice, but after September 11, we were able to come up with a unique take that was appropriate for the film."
Devlin did then confirm it was the wave of feeling in the country after the September 11 tragedies was something that played into the development of the ID4 2 story. He did, however, want to make clear despite the STAR WARS and ALIENS examples, he and Emmerich don’t have an elaborate plan for several sequels (don’t forget Cameron’s ALIENS on Earth idea).
"The big point for us was the first film was never intended to have a sequel... We didn’t want to jam one into it. So when an idea came up which really felt organic to the story we were trying to tell, we got really excited. It’s not really beyond the second film. I don’t think this is franchise building. We wanted to wait until he had an idea where we said, ‘That’s worth doing.’ I think we finally have it. We’ll know better when we start writing the script. I think there was something in the culture the first movie touched on that went beyond spaceships and buildings blowing up. And after September 11, there was something in the culture that reminded us of the message of the movie and how people came together. We were deeply effected about that. We were asked a lot of questions in the press in relation to seeing those images. So it spured a lot of discussion, and out of those discussions came a way of doing the film. And we move from that."


[11.06.2002] Moviehole sprach mit Will Smith...
Will Smith is in town and I caught up with him this morning to talk all things "Men in Black". But what I was also interested in was the forthcoming "Bad Boys 2" and the status of the recently rumoured "Independence Day 2". Will tells me "Zero Chance of an Independence Day sequel", says Smith. [...]

[07.05.2002] SCI FI Wire sprach mit Dean Devlin, der "ID4 II" ankündigt...
Producer Dean Devlin told SCI FI Wire that he and partner Roland Emmerich are gearing up to make a sequel to their blockbuster 1996 hit film Independence Day. "Roland and I, we're back to work on doing a sequel to Independence Day," Devlin said in an interview. "I think we finally found a story that we wanted to tell." Devlin and Emmerich wrote and produced the original film, which Emmerich directed. ID4 is the 11th highest-grossing domestic release of all time, with more than $300 million at the North American box office.
Devlin added that he hopes to assemble as many of the original cast members as possible. "I like to think that hit movies are like a cocktail, you know?" he said. "You want to try to get all the ingredients back together again and try to get the same mix. But we'll see. We'll see what we can get back. We'll try to get everyone. We'll just have to see how it plays out." The original film's cast included Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Margaret Colin. As for the sequel's story? "I can't tell you that," Devlin said with a laugh.
"Then there's another science fiction film that Roland and I are working on, called The Hunt," Devlin added. "So hopefully both of those will get started within the next year."


[25.01.2002] Spiegel Online sprach mit Visual-Effects-Spezialist Volker Engel, der einen Oscar für seine Arbeit an "ID4" erhielt...



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2. Juli: Etwas Grauenvolles nähert sich unserem Planeten. Der Countdown läuft... 3. Juli: Explosionsartig verdunkelt sich der Himmel - die Invasion aus einer anderen Welt hat begonnen. Washington, Moskau, Bombay...gibt es nicht mehr. Mit gigantischen Raumschiffen legen sie unsere Zentren in Schutt und Asche. Doch sie wollen mehr... 4.Juli: Wir sind nicht mehr viele und wir haben Angst, denn wir kennen ihr Ziel: Die totale Vernichtung der Menschheit! Doch heute ist der Tag an dem wir zurückschlagen, denn heute ist unser Independence Day !!!



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Erscheinungstermin: 16. September 1996

14 Titel: 1969 - We Came In Peace; S.E.T.I. - Radio Signal; The Darkest Day; Canceled Leave; Evacuation; Fire Storm; Aftermath; Base Attack; El Toro Destroyed; International Code; The President's Speech; The Day We Fight Back; Jolly Roger; End Titles


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