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2111554 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-03-27 19:32:32.0 UTC 2013-03-27T15:32:32.000-04:00 true not-one-but-two-independence-day-sequels-are-in-the-works published 2013-03-27 19:44:06.0 UTC 2013-03-27T15:44:06.000-04:00 It's been 17 years since director Roland Emmerich convinced us all to fork over hard-earned cash for Independence Day, so that means it's time for either a remake or a sequel. We'll take a sequel, in this case. Two, in fact. Emmerich tells Entertainment Weekly that he has a pair of sequels on the way, thankfully set 20 years after the 1996 original and likely not featuring Will Smith or Jeff Goldblum (although Bill Pullman may be back, since he's still playing the president on NBC's 1600 Penn).Scripts for ID Forever Part 1 and ID Forever Part 2 have already been completed with original cowriter Dean Devlin and sent to James Vanderbilt for rewrites; Vanderbilt wrote and produced Emmerich's upcoming White House Down, which sounds ominously like Olympus Has Fallen. ”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back,” Emmerich says. ”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.” In addition to learning how to co-opt (but not duplicate) lots of alien technology, humanity has managed to rebuild plenty since 1996. Well, hopefully not Houston, but you never know. Will Smith's stepson from the first movie figures to play a key role this time: “It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over,” Emmerich says. We saw that movie already -- it was a 1980s anime series called Robotech.  Joshua Gillin juice Hollyweird, Media savvy Not one but TWO 'Independence Day' sequels are in the works 0 Wait, he totally has this all figured out ... /resources/images/blogs-photo/2013/03/tbd-rolandemmerich032813.jpg Getty Images /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/03/tbd-rolandemmerich032813_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/03/tbd-rolandemmerich032813_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/juice/2013/03/27/1364413447-not-one-but-two-independence-day-sequels-are-in-the-works BlogArticle It's been 17 years since director Roland Emmerich convinced us all to fork over hard-earned cash for Independence Day, so that means it's time for either a remake or a sequel. We'll take a sequel, in this case. Two, in fact.Hollyweird, Media savvyHollyweird, Media savvyJoshua Gillin 607577 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-24 21:18:09.0 UTC 2012-10-24T17:18:09.000-04:00 joshua-gillin published Joshua Gillin <p>Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for <a href="http://www.politifact.com/florida">PolitiFact Florida</a> and the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for <i>tbt*</i>, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and still writes their bi-weekly video game column, Geek Speak. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. Besides a stint writing about media news for The Poynter Institute, he has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i>, the <i>Savannah</i> (Ga.) <i>Morning News</i> and the <i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i>. He lives in St. Petersburg.</p> PolitiFact Florida/Times Staff Writer writers DTI 39829753 Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and still writes their bi-weekly video game column, Geek Speak. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. Besides a stint writing about media news for The Poynter Institute, he has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He lives in St. Petersburg. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8337</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:jgillin@tampabay.com">jgillin@tampabay.com</a> </p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/jpgillin">@JPGillin</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Gillin_Joshua_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/39829753-joshua-gillin AuthorProfile 2012-10-24 21:18:09.0 UTC 2012-10-24T17:18:09.000-04:00 2275659 2016-05-02 22:06:50.0 UTC 4 Months Ago lebron-james-to-star-in-space-jam-sequel juice LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam’ sequel? BlogArticle 2273315 2016-04-14 22:34:54.0 UTC 4 Months Ago another-day-another-cleebrity-penis-threat---this-time-featuring-john juice Another day, another celebrity penis threat - this time featuring John Cusack BlogArticle <p>It's been 17 years since director <b>Roland Emmerich</b> convinced us all to fork over hard-earned cash for <i>Independence Day</i>, so that means it's time for either a remake or a sequel. We'll take a sequel, in this case. Two, in fact.</p> <p>Emmerich tells <a target="_blank" href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/03/26/independence-day-sequel/"><i>Entertainment Weekly</i></a> that he has a pair of sequels on the way, thankfully set 20 years after the 1996 original and likely not featuring <b>Will Smith</b> or <b>Jeff Goldblum</b> (although <b>Bill Pullman</b> may be back, since he's still playing the president on NBC's <i>1600 Penn</i>).Scripts for <i>ID Forever Part 1 </i>and <i>ID Forever Part 2</i> have already been completed with original cowriter <b>Dean Devlin </b>and sent to <b>James Vanderbilt </b>for rewrites; Vanderbilt wrote and produced Emmerich's upcoming <i>White House Down</i>, which sounds ominously like <i>Olympus Has Fallen</i>.</p> <p>”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back,” Emmerich says. ”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.”</p> <p>In addition to learning how to co-opt (but not duplicate) lots of alien technology, humanity has managed to rebuild plenty since 1996. Well, hopefully not Houston, but you never know. Will Smith's stepson from the first movie figures to play a key role this time: “It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over,” Emmerich says. We saw that movie already -- it was a 1980s anime series called <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotech"><i>Robotech</i></a>.</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste">  </div>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:38:53