A sequel to the smash hit Independence Day has been in the works for some time. While there’s plenty hinging on the quality of the script, and the return of the stars – namely Will Smith – producer Dean Devlin recently gave an update on the red carpet at this years Saturn Awards. He said that he and director Roland Emmerich worked together on the idea and he has a lot of confidence in it’s potential.
While the first had a few story flaws, it had some memorable imagery – and with the advancements in CGI, it would be cool to see what can be done these days with another similarly big idea. Fox is doing a 3D re-release of the original film next summer, so this may be a way to get people excited for a sequel.
Here’s what he had to say:
I think that the story that we finally cracked is finally worthy of a sequel. And I think that the people who have been fans will feel like they got the movie they were waiting for.
He said that the time between the movies will serve as a plot point, and if it comes together, the sequel will be worth the wait for fans.
I can tell you that Roland Emmerich and I are working together for the first time in eleven years and we are working really hard to try and make this happen. I don’t know if we’re gonna pull it off. I don’t know if it is going to happen. But I can tell you that we’re spending a lot of effort, that we’re writing together for the first time in eleven years. And we want to make it happen.
Watch the full interview, where Dean Devlin also talks about his successful show Leverage, and the possibility of a Stargate sequel further down the road.