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Dean Devlin Talks Independence Day 2
'I feel like we got it...'

10 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Dean Devlin Talks Independence Day 2

Whenever either Roland Emmerich or Dean Devlin are asked about the possibility of revisiting alien destruct-o-rama Independence Day, they tease fans with the possibility of more. There’s been chatter about a sequel (and, occasionally, two new back-to-back movies) but very little truly concrete movement announced thus far. Now Devlin is at it again, talking up what he’s been working on with Emmerich.

"We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honour the first one. The first one gave us all careers and we really love that movie and loved the experience," Devlin explains to the Hollywood Reporter. "We didn’t want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honoured the first one – that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to ‘Let’s just go make some more money.'"

So what has changed now? "I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'That’s worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day.” Though he refused to be drawn on what the plot might entail, he did admit that the filmmaking pair were looking to round up as many of the original cast as they could: "We’re beginning a long process of talking to everybody. We’ll just have to see what happens."

Wait and see indeed. You’ll pardon us if we take this latest “development” with less a pinch of salt and more a rock of the stuff big enough to take out an alien mothership. We figure Fox will wait and see what happens when the original returns in 3D format next year. Not that it wouldn't be interesting; just that we're not counting any alien chickens just yet.

But while we’re on the subject of Devlin / Emmerich films the pair is still burning to return to, the writer-producer also dropped the S-word… "Stargate has always had this empty hole," he confesses. "When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell." Chalk another one up to the list titled Vapourware Until It Starts Shooting…


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Your Comments

RE: Oh gawd no, ID4 let it die
As long as it's not as as dull as the first one, woohoo I say. The first 45 minutes are really tense as that clock ticks down, but after that I start rooting for the aliens. More

Posted by Hood_Man at 18:53 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh gawd no, ID4 let it die
Good greif Xenaclone, check your post has posted before repeating it so many times! More

Posted by elab49 at 18:15 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh gawd no, ID4 let it die
i pity you and your loss of childhood adventure. Its just dumb entertaining fun, a classic popcorn muncher! Saying Independence Day is bad is not cool, you may find girls start to avoid you L: nybras and to make another piece of BS, no gawd no! More

Posted by mclane1 at 17:58 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

While your at it...MOON 44 NEEDS A SEQUEL
How gargantuan can these films get...surely the first one was scope enough....this sounds like a deviln dud! More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:11 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

We get it, you like Adam Baldwin!
Although, you do have a (multiple) point. Adam doth rock, and should be in all things.Shiny! More

Posted by Teamwak at 14:42 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Oh gawd no, ID4 let it die
and to make another piece of BS, no gawd no! More

Posted by nybras at 14:28 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Casting request
Please give Adam Baldwin a bigger role this time round? Maybe his character's an Air Force General by now or even President of the USA? Bonus: all the Firefly, Serenity, Chuck and X Files fans will be straight on board and in the cinema! More

Posted by Xenaclone at 14:16 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post


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