It’s been nearly two decades since director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day hit the big screen and it’s looking like a sequel is finally coming together. In a new conversation with Empire, Emmerich discussed his plans for the 20th Century Fox project.
“I should get the script pretty soon,” says Emmerich of the Independence Day followup. “Then I’ll try to get it into good shape for one or two months and, if that happens, we’ll announce it and start production… We’ve created a mythology around these aliens, which is really cool. You have to create a mythology because people want to see a bigger picture.”
As he’s previously stated, Emmerich would like to see the world of Independence Day continue past the first sequel, which is set to end on a cliffhanger of sorts.
“We’ll only do the first part,” he says of his current plans, “because we want to have the audience decide if they want to see the second. Otherwise it feels arrogant. But I’m pretty confident, with the right script…”
Although Independence Day 2 has been announced for a July 3, 2015 release, Emmerich is quick to point out that that date is not set in stone and, depending on how things come together, the film may wind up claiming an alternate release date.
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