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Destination America Will Unveil 9/11 Special

30 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Destination America will burnish a new road-trip special as well as a documentary highlighting a heroic 9/11 rescue as part of its coming programming slate.

The new road-trip documentary, “Epic America,” will debut Tuesday, May 5. Viewers will be taken on a tour of the nation from the Mississippi River to the Everglades and the Grand Canyon. The other special, “9/11: The Lost Hero,” will tell the story of Jason Thomas, identified as the mysterious unknown soldier responsible for what the network bills as “the most incredible rescue mission of 9/11.”

The Discovery Communications-owned cable outlet, which added professional wrestling to its schedule last year, is in the process of trying to grow its reach as a general-entertainment-focused cable network by “celebrating the people, places and stories of America,” said Destination America general manager Marc Etkind in an interview. In the past year, the network saw the amount of ad revenue it »

- Brian Steinberg

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Watch: Here's How to Create the Magic Behind Cloud Tanks

30 March 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Re-Create the 'Interstellar' Black Hole What do "Poltergeist," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Cocoon" and "Independence Day" all have in common? Aside from alien storylines, each feature predominantly uses cloud tank magic in order to depict supernatural weather. You may not have known it by its formal name, but you have no doubt come across cloud tank magic if you have seen any movie in the past several decades, including "Star Trek," "Total Recall," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and dozens more. In a new web video courtesy of PBS Digital Studios and Shanks FX, special effects guru Joey Shanks highlights the process behind cloud tanks. A cloud tank consists of a bottom layer of salt water and a top layer of fresh water; clouds are produced when various forms of liquid are injected into tank. The technique was the Hollywood standard for depicting. »

- Zack Sharf

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Sony picks up Robotech movie rights, looking to fast track into production

27 March 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was revealed that the long-gestating big screen adaptation of Robotech had secured a screenwriter in Michael Gordon (300, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), and now comes word that Sony has picked up the rights to the project and is looking to launch a potential franchise.

Variety is reporting that the studio is looking to fast track the live-action feature and views the property as having the necessary appeal to launch a blockbuster series with an “Independence Day meets Star Wars vibe”.

Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life,” said Columbia Pictures Production Chief Michael De Luca. “That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, »

- Gary Collinson

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9 Reasons Why the 'X-Files' Revival Matters

27 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Admit it, millennials: When the news broke Tuesday that FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be returning to the Fox network for a six-episode reboot of "The X-Files," many of you said, "Who are Mulder and Scully?" After all, the show has been off the air for 13 years. Since then, Gillian Anderson (Scully) moved to England and did period dramas, while David Duchovny (Mulder) became that creepy old lech on Showtime's "Californication," and "X-Files" creator Chris Carter went Mia and was apparently abducted by aliens.

Still, even if "The X-Files," its stars, and its creator haven't been pinging the cultural radar much in recent years, the return of the show with its original cast and showrunner on board is a huge deal. Much of what we now take for granted in pop culture -- especially on TV and online -- owes a tremendous debt to the 1993-2002 sci-fi drama series. »

- Gary Susman

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Adam McKay Rumored for Marvel's 'Inhumans', Sony Plans More Smurfs and 'Ted 3' Already Plannedc

26 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After offering an assist on the upcoming Ant-Man, Marvel reportedly wants to get Adam McKay into the director chair for one of their upcoming movies with speculation the likely film is Inhumans. Latino Review Sony Pictures Animation has announced an Untitled Animated Smurfs movie will be released globally on March 31, 2017 with Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) directing. Asbury added on the film's production blog, "Since this new film has no connection to the previous live-action hybrids, we have a whole new world to create and it is critical to me and my crew that we deliver a movie that will enchant families and fans worldwide for years to come." Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are set to write a script for a reboot of the late 1980s sci-fi feature Alien Nation for 20th Century Fox. THR Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series "Robotech »

- Brad Brevet

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'Robotech' Live-Action Movie on Fast Track at Sony

25 March 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros.' Robotech is getting back on the right track, with screenwriter Michael Gordon coming aboard to write the script and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton set to produce. Variety now reports that, while the screenwriters and producers are still in place, the live-action project is now moving forward at Sony Pictures, with the studio planning a franchise. The studio will start production soon as the project goes on the fast track, although a director has not been attached yet. Our report from February indicated that Warner Bros.' top choice to direct was Andres Muschietti, but it isn't known if he is involved now.

The project is based on the 1980s Robotech animated TV series, which is set in world where humanity has developed massive robots from the technology found in an alien ship that crash landed on Earth. The »

- MovieWeb

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'Independence Day 2' Targets 'Boardwalk Empire' Actor

25 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after we reported that Independence Day star Vivica A. Fox will return for Independence Day 2, Boardwalk Empire actor Travis Tope is in negotiations to join the cast. The actor will play a character named Charlie, although no further details were given. Independence Day star Will Smith is not returning, although Bill Pullman (Thomas Whitmore) and Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson) are reprising their roles from the original, alongside Vivica A. Fox.

The new cast members coming on board for the sequel include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg. When Jessie Usher was originally cast, it was revealed that he is playing the son of Will Smith's Stephen Hiller. However, The Wrap reports that he is actually playing Jasmine Dubrow's son Dylan, originally played by Ross Bagley in Independence Day. In the original movie, Hiller was dating Dubrow, but he was not the father of Dylan. »

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‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Travis Tope in Talks for ‘Independence Day 2’ (Exclusive)

25 March 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boardwalk Empire” actor Travis Tope is in negotiations to join Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher in Roland Emmerich‘s “Independence Day” sequel, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Will Smith, who starred in the original 1996 blockbuster, will not be returning, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are reprising their roles along with Vivica A. Fox, who played Smith’s character’s wife. Hemsworth will play Pullman’s son-in-law, while Usher will play Fox’s son. Tope will play Charlie, though character details were not immediately available. Also Read: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Big »

- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge

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Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' is arriving just in time for awards season

25 March 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more.  The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous."  That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews.  Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut).  "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969.  The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »

- Gregory Ellwood

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'Independence Day': Vivica's Back!

24 March 2015 4:28 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Vivica A. Fox confirmed on Tuesday that she'll be reprising her role of Jasmine Dubrow in the sequel to "Independence Day."

"It's official that I'll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed;)," she Tweeted on Tuesday.

It's official that I'll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed;) pic.twitter.com/2Ajj4XQ3aa ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Vivica A. Fox Is Returning for 'Independence Day 2' (Jesse T. Usher Cast in Lead Role; No Will Smith)

24 March 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Vivica A. Fox is coming back for "Independence Day 2" to reprise her role as Jasmine Dubrow from the 1996 first movie in what is now going to be a franchise. She joins the previously cast Jessie T. Usher, who starred in the LeBron James-produced Starz series, "Survivor’s Remorse," who will play the lead in Fox's "Independence Day" sequel, which will be released during the summer of 2016, exactly 20 years after the first film's July 3, 1996 theatrical debut. As for Will Smith, he's not returning, and will indeed sit out the next 2 films, paving the way for Usher to take over, playing his son, in a handing-off of the »

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Vivica A. Fox Returning for ‘Independence Day 2’

24 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Vivica A. Fox will reprise her “Independence Day” role in the upcoming sequel. Roland Emmerich, who directed the original, took to Twitter Monday night to make the announcement and welcome Fox to the team, which already includes returning star Jeff Goldblum, plus newcomers Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher. Usher will play Fox’s son, who she was focused on saving in the original 1996 blockbuster about aliens invading Earth. Her hero husband, however, will be missing in action, as Will Smith has said he will not be part of the project. See photos: 15 Apocalyptic Movies and TV Shows That Chill, Charm and Chuckle Hemsworth is. »

- Greg Gilman

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'Independence Day 2': Vivica A. Fox Will Return!

24 March 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Exciting news for both Independence Day and Vivica A. Fox fans! The actress is set to reprise her role as stripper-turned-alien freedom fighter Jasmine Dubrow in the upcoming sequel Independence Day 2. The news was announced by both director Roland Emmerich and the actress herself, who provides a nice collage of images from her previous stint as Jasmine.

Independence Day 2 is already set with a June 24, 2016 release date. Shooting is expected to begin this summer, with original star Jeff Goldblum also returning as David Levinson. New cast members include Jessie Usher, who is playing the son of Will Smith's Captain Steven Hiller, though it has not been confirmed that Jasmine is his mother. Liam Hemsworth will play the son-in-law of Bill Pullman's President Thomas J. Whitmore. And singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing an as-yet unrevealed character. Bill Pullman is expected to return, but has not yet been confirmed. »

- MovieWeb

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Another Reason Will Smith’s Character’s Absence From Independence Day 2 Needs Explanation

24 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Now his character's wife is back for the sequel, and she's got a lot of explaining to do

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- Christopher Campbell

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Vivica A. Fox Joins ‘Independence Day 2′

24 March 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roland Emmerich has cast Vivica A. Fox in “Independence Day 2″ to reprise her role as Jasmine Dubrow from the 1996 original.

Jeff GoldblumLiam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg have already been cast. 20th Century Fox has dated the sequel for June 24, 2016 — nearly 20 years after the original.

“Survivor’s Remorse” star Usher was cast earlier this month in the lead role, playing the son of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character from “Independence Day.” Smith is not expected to appear in the sequel.

Emmerich will return to helm “Independence Day 2″ from a script by Carter Blanchard. Dean Devlin, Emmerich and Harald Kloser are producing.

Emmerich and Fox both revealed Fox’s casting via Twitter.

Exciting news… just officially closed @MsVivicaFox for #IndependenceDay! Here's the pic! pic.twitter.com/hXVjnqOFaD

Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 24, 2015

It's official that I'll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed;) pic.twitter. »

- Dave McNary

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Independence Day 2 Is Bringing Back Vivica A. Fox

24 March 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Independence Day 2 continues to solidify its cast, as the film approaches its June 24, 2016 release date. Actors new and old are coming to join the alien-invasion fray, and now director Rolland Emmerich has announced the latest to join the cast will be none other than Vivica A. Fox. And just when we were starting to wonder whatever happened to her. Emmerich announced the news on Twitter, accompanied by a photo of him and his original Independence Day star. In the original film, Fox played a stripper named Jasmine Dubrow, who was also Will Smith.s on-screen love interest in the 1996 installment. She worked the pole in order to make ends meet to support her son as a single mother, but that.s when the alien invasion hit, so she didn.t have to worry about it for much longer. Her and Smith.s Steve eventually got together at the end and »

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Vivica A. Fox Returns For ID4 Sequel

24 March 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Roland Emmerich has used his social media accounts to confirm that actress Vivica A. Fox is set to return for the upcoming sequel to the 1996 alien invasion tale "Independence Day".

Fox played Jasmine Dubrow in the 1996 original, an exotic dancer and mother who is the partner of Will Smith's character. Smith is bowing out of the upcoming sequel, but Fox is amongst several returning actors with Jeff Goldblum confirmed and Bill Pullman is also thought to be returning in some capacity.

Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star in the project which begins production in May.

Exciting news... just officially closed @MsVivicaFox for #IndependenceDay! Here's the pic! pic.twitter.com/hXVjnqOFaD

Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 24, 2015

It's official that I'll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed;) pic.twitter.com/2Ajj4XQ3aa

Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) March 24, 2015 »

- Garth Franklin

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Vivica A. Fox Returns for Independence Day 2

24 March 2015 4:21 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director Roland Emmerich just revealed that Vivica A Fox will return as Jasmine Dubrow in the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel, joining Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Even though Will Smith won't reprise his Captain Steve Hiller role, Fox's casting means that there will be lots of connections to his character. In the sequel, Jessie Usher will play an older version of his son. "Independence Day 2" will begin production in May and is set to hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. »

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Vivica A. Fox Returning for 'Independence Day 2'

24 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

More of the old "Independence Day" gang is getting back together.

Director Roland Emmerich tweeted that Vivica A. Fox is on board to reprise her role in "Independence Day 2," making her the second original cast member aside from Jeff Goldblum to return for the sequel.

Exciting news... just officially closed @MsVivicaFox for #IndependenceDay! Here's the pic! pic.twitter.com/hXVjnqOFaD

- Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 24, 2015 In the 1996 movie, Fox played exotic dancer Jasmine Dubrow, a single mother to young boy Dylan. In the sequel, a grown-up Dylan (Jessie Usher) is part of the next generation fighting off an alien invasion. Liam Hemsworth plays the son-in-law of former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman).

"Independence Day" star Will Smith will not be appearing in the sequel, though Pullman's involvement is likely.

"Independence Day 2" is set for release on June 24, 2016, two decades after the original. »

- Kelly Woo

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Vivica Fox to return for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel

24 March 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Early this morning director Roland Emmerich announced on Twitter that Vivica Fox will return as Jasmine in the Independence Day sequel, joining Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Fox's ID4 co-star Jeff Goldblum. Later Fox tweeted she's "so exited and blessed to be part of this journey again." Somehow I doubt Fox's character will still be a stripper (excuse me, "exotic dancer") in Independence Day 2. Exciting »

- Jesse Giroux

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