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Independence Day 3D Release Postponed
Fox has taken it off the schedule

21 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Apologies if you were building a special, alien-ship-destroys-the-White-House hat to celebrate the 3D-flavoured return of Independence Day to our cinemas on July 3 next year: It’s no longer happening.

According to Box Office Mojo, 20th Century Fox, which has been shoving the 1996 Roland Emmerich destruct-o-thon through the third dimensional car wash in preparation for a big re-release, has taken it from the schedule, with no other date listed yet.

Of course, it probably just means that you’ll have more time to perfect the flying bits of debris you were planning to attach via wire, because there’s every chance it will still happen. Just not next July.

No official reason has been given, but the speculation about the reasons for it has noted on the fact that Emmerich’s latest White House Down opening a week before the planned date and Will Smith’s, After Earth, a month after (albeit from different studios, which is unlikely to be a huge factor), and theorised that the film needed more time than planned to be converted properly. Which would actually be a good thing if the studio is looking to do a proper job.

And no, there’s no word on what this might mean for the long-rumoured, still not-quite active sequels. We'll keep our ears to the ground.


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I enjoyed ID4 but there is simply no need for this. More

Posted by durelius at 12:06 on 25 November 2012 | Report This Post

Oh and they got ideas from V too (giant ships hovering over cities, anyone?) More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:14 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

Independence Day was a huge hit in 1996 but it's not a great movie. I don't really care if it's in 3D or not, it's STILL not a great movie. It hasn't an original idea in its head borrowing liberally from War Of The Worlds, Return Of The Jedi and 70s disaster movies. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:13 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

Post film 3D? Regular filmed 3D is guff
"film needed more time than planned to be converted properly. Which would actually be a good thing if the studio is looking to do a proper job" I find this ludicrous. 3D has no positve impact aside from making studios richer. Even Avatar, the flagship 3D film, was decent. But I'd have enjoyed it all the same in 2D. The retro fitting of 3D on already completed films (Clash of the Titans) for example. Is the most flagrant example of studio shake downs that there is. What a joke. More

Posted by turkish_187 at 08:19 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

I'd Only Have Been Interested....
..if it was the directors cut anyway. Little things can make a huge difference and the directors cut of ID4 may not add a whole lot but it does make a huge difference (Randy Quaid's character becomes almost tollerable and for those who have spent years slagging off the computer virus mcguffin it spells it out for you, not that I needed it myself, and is actually very logical). Same can be said for the upcoming LOTR trilogy in 3-D. I won't be giving them the time of day unless they're the extende More

Posted by Mr.Screen at 10:37 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

3D Blu Ray?
maybe it means a 2013 release on BD to go with the 'i, robot' disc. More

Posted by spark1 at 10:14 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

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