It’s pretty obvious that Roland Emmerich’s sequel to his box office sensation, Independence Day, will aim to increase the carnage of the first film, but now a synopsis has been discovered which confirms kinda what we already knew.
Independence Day 2 will be pushed at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas next week, and the currently in production sequel will be part of Fox’s presentation. A information sheet has been discovered by Collider which presents a synopsis for the film, and while it is not exactly the official one, it does promise some global devastation.
Here is how Independence Day 2 is described:
After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
The confirmed cast so far includes Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Joey King, Sela Ward, Brett Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, William Fichtner, and a returning Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson.
Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods wrote the script. Carter Blanchard rewrote the first draft of the script that was done by Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and then James Vanderbilt. Emmerich is producing with Devlin and Harald Kloser. The green light means that Fox, Emmerich and Devlin can release the film for the 2016 July 4 weekend, marking the 20th anniversary of the 1996 original that grossed $811 million worldwide.
Production is now underway in New Mexico.
While no official plot details have yet been released, back in 2013 Emmerich revealed the following details about the sequel:
“The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years….It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane”