Independence Day: Resurgence is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and it’s the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner, who are all reprising their original roles. Newcomers include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, Angelababy and William Fichtner.
The second installment is set twenty years after the events of the first film and according to Wikipedia, the film’s story line is as follows..
Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.
The budget for the movie was a whopping $200 million so lets hope it lives up to the hype!
Where’s Will Smith? (Yes, we were ALL thinking this!)
Noticeably absent in the sequel is Will Smith who played Captain Steven “Steve” Hiller in the first film. This is a great shame as he is such a great actor but hey ho, you cant expect movie producers just to cough up $50 million (of which he reportedly asked for!)
The film is scheduled for release in theaters worldwide on June 24.