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ID4 Goes 3D In 2013
Alien attack gets Titanic treatment

31 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: 20th Century Fox

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ID4 Goes 3D In 2013

If you watched Independence Day when it arrived back in 1996 and thought, “This is nice, but I really wish the White House could explode all over my face,” we worry about you and would prefer not to sit next to you in a cinema. But the bosses at 20th Century Fox were clearly thinking something similar, because the alien invasion blockbuster will be getting a shiny 3D makeover for 2013.

Capitalising on the profits earned by the re-released Titanic, the studio is working with Stereo 3D (which did the conversion on James Cameron’s film) to bring Roland Emmerich’s patriotic explosion-fest back to screens. The film is slipping into a July 3, 2013 release date, which has just been vacated by Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse.

And who knows? If the 3D re-release is a success, it might kick-start work on the long-mooted ID4 sequels...

That's just one of the big movies arriving in 2013, with Ben Stiller's equally long-mooted The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty aiming for a Christmas release, Walking With Dinosaurs targeting December 20, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters on deck on August 16 and the just-announced ‘toon Epic, which hits on May 24.

But we have to ask: does Independence Day need a 3D makeover? Sound off in the comments and over the Twitter feed…


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INSANITY
Movies are atrocious enough in 3D without digging up the back catalogue....and especially if Will Smith is in them cracking unfunny jokes and ruining the atmosphere.... More

Posted by AncientSamurai at 21:59 on 05 June 2012 | Report This Post

Why are people complaining about re-releases?
I don't see why anyone would have a problem with 3D re-releases, for starters, it's good money for the business so the studios now have more money to spend on original movies. Secondly, it's just an option, and with most of these releases they re-release a 2D version aswell. I love ID4 but didnt get to see it in the cinema, now I can, and I also now have the option to see it in 3D, I don't see any downside. More

Posted by stevolegendbauer at 22:45 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

To be honest this is one movie that I think would be spectacular in 3D, just think of the epic destruction scenes and aerial battles, 2 things that (as proved by Avatar, Transformers 3 and The Avengers) really do benefit from 3D. In all fairness, it's a film that's biggest draw is it's special effects, spectacle and visuals so why not try and improve on them. That's why the movie made so much money in the first place, so it's hardly cynical to re-release it for the same reasons. More

Posted by stevolegendbauer at 22:41 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: ID4 3D
Independence Day...the movie Prometheus wishes it was More

Posted by drews at 14:37 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: ID4 3D
They should do it in 4D just so it can be titled ID4D. But seriously they can fuck off. More

Posted by Spaldron at 14:35 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: ID4 3D
It has not aged well, why would it be salable in 3D now? Who would honestly want to pay and see it again, never mind the bad 90s special effects converted to this format? More

Posted by rich at 14:06 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
L: Nicky C Smile, you grumpy assholes! It's the movie business, it's all unnecessary. Honestly, some people are about as much fun as a kick in the balls. 3D is just an OPTION! You may as well cry about people having ketchup on their bacon instead of brown sauce. Why moan about something that you're NOT watching? Your complaints are immature and laughable. o, your comments are unintelligent. Even if you choose not to watch 3D films, and go for 2D YOU ARE STILL WATCHING FILMS THAT MA More

Posted by jobloffski at 09:55 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
Quality of ID4 aside, I've always enjoyed it by the way. The shameless flogging of 3D is the issue here especially post conversion/retro fitting, if your happy accepting an inferior product, which that is then keep taking it up the tail-pipe like the sheep you quite clearly are. I however will voice my opinion and not follow suit like some corporate rent boy ! More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 00:00 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
This will fall flat on its arse and hopefully signal the end of unnecessary 3D re-releases. More

Posted by UTB at 23:56 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
I can't wait to see the bit where Randy Quaid's character hilariously falls down the side of his plane after dusting the wrong field - in 3D! More

Posted by superdan at 21:34 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
The first 45 minutes are great, but the rest of the film is a tedious, stupid bore. More

Posted by Hood_Man at 21:24 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
L: Nicky C Smile, you grumpy assholes! It's the movie business, it's all unnecessary. Honestly, some people are about as much fun as a kick in the balls. 3D is just an OPTION! You may as well cry about people having ketchup on their bacon instead of brown sauce. Why moan about something that you're NOT watching? Your complaints are immature and laughable. ay to put your opinion across in a polite and constructive manner, slappy. 3D is fine in principle, but when the technology More

Posted by MonsterCat at 19:53 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
L: Nicky C Smile, you grumpy assholes! It's the movie business, it's all unnecessary. Honestly, some people are about as much fun as a kick in the balls. 3D is just an OPTION! You may as well cry about people having ketchup on their bacon instead of brown sauce. Why moan about something that you're NOT watching? Your complaints are immature and laughable. hat's fair enough, but there is no need for the name-calling, is there? And for the record, I was not moaning, I was stating an o More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 18:46 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's everyone's problem?
L: Nicky C Smile, you grumpy assholes! It's the movie business, it's all unnecessary. Honestly, some people are about as much fun as a kick in the balls. 3D is just an OPTION! You may as well cry about people having ketchup on their bacon instead of brown sauce. Why moan about something that you're NOT watching? Your complaints are immature and laughable. hy moan ? But Why moan about the moaners ?................ Its what the internet forums were made for man thats why and anyway why More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 18:25 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

What's everyone's problem?
Smile, you grumpy assholes! It's the movie business, it's all unnecessary. Honestly, some people are about as much fun as a kick in the balls. 3D is just an OPTION! You may as well cry about people having ketchup on their bacon instead of brown sauce. Why moan about something that you're NOT watching? Your complaints are immature and laughable. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:30 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Only If...
For the love of God. Why........WHY !! More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 07:18 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

Only If...
...They release the directors cut. I'm fed up of people whinging about the virus resolution being stupid where the directors cut actually gives it a plausible explaination. It also makes Randy Quaid's character tollerable at least. The fact is that the original version is a decent, if cheesy, popcorn offering and the directors cut, whilst far from a "classic" is actually a solid little effort. More

Posted by Mr.Screen at 06:58 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: ID4 3D
^ this Completely pointless conversion, I hope this will be the one that people will say 'no thanks' to. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 05:04 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

ID4 3D
Was rubbish in 2D in 1994. Will be rubbish in 3D in 2013. Ever heard the saying "You cant polish a turd"? More

Posted by snaze1 at 04:52 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

ID4 3D
Was rubbish in 2D in 1994. Will be rubbish in 3D in 2013. Ever heard the saying "You cant polish a turd"? More

Posted by snaze1 at 04:52 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

Ace
I called this 3D remake last week, but I didn't expect to be proved right so quickly! It's going to look great in 3D - the ship floating over LA, the canyon chase, the creepy alien in the glass, the whole deal. I'll be watching it, for sure. Still waiting to hear about a Jurassic Park 3D remake - that would be incredible :-D More

Posted by foolishearthling at 23:40 on 31 May 2012 | Report This Post

If you watched Independence Day when it arrived back in 1996 and thought, “this is nice, but I really wish the White House could explode all over my face" Is that a Bill Clinton Joke? Seriously though - I would not go and see an ID4 re-release in 3D. More

Posted by RobotDevil at 23:37 on 31 May 2012 | Report This Post

No I think is the simple answer to that question. Completely unnecessary. More

Posted by durelius at 22:35 on 31 May 2012 | Report This Post

What a crock of sh!t
It's bad enough they're post-converting movies just to cash in on an extra 5 bob but now they're re-releasing old movies with the same shoddy treatment. I've seen about 20 or so 3D movies since Avatar (which I saw in 3D 3 times & was blown away every time), both made in 3D and post-converted; with the exception of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, not one other movie was worth the extra cash. More

Posted by GFoley83 at 22:27 on 31 May 2012 | Report This Post


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