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Jeff Goldblum talks Independence Day sequel

7 October 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A sequel to Independence Day – entitled ID Forever Part I – is set for release in July 2016, but so far there has been no official word on which characters will return. However, Jeff Goldblum – who played David Levinson, a scientist who helps Will Smith’s character Captain Steven Hiller take out the alien threat – has now confirmed that he looks likely to reprise his role.

I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon,” Goldblum tells Time Magazine.

This only confirms that Goldblum has been approached, but there is clear indication that the actor is interested in reprising his role from the original film. However, this may be little »

- Thomas Roach

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Snow White Prequel (Stupidly) Drops Snow White, Gets New Title and Release Date

31 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Snow White Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date - But (Stupidly) Lacks Snow White and Stewart

31 July 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Roland Emmerich to Helm a Stargate Remake After Filming Independence Day Sequels Back-to-Back

30 May 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Roland Emmerich is planning on making Sci-Fi fans happy over the next few years.  According to a new press release the man is set to bring not one, but two Independence Day sequels to the big screen (filming them back-to-back), but possibly more exciting, he's returning to the world of Stargate!  MGM has announced the director will helm a remake of his original sci-fi classic, with the intent of turning it into a trilogy of films.  Come inside for all the news!

Roland Emmerich is a very busy man, and he's not showing signs of slowing down any time soon.  We already know that he's working on pair of new Independence Day films (which, unfortunately won't feature Will Smith), and the press release names them ID Forever Part I and Part II, but what we didn't know was that the man was planning on shooting them back-to-back.  That's what we »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Roland Emmerich to Helm Stargate Remake; Will Shoot Independence Day Sequel Back to Back

30 May 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It has been announced by MGM and Warner Bros. that work is moving ahead on a Stargate remake which is set to be the first in a planned trilogy of remakes based on the original 1994 film.

However, this news likely won’t go down particularly well with fans of the TV series which picked up from the events of the movie and spawned a number of popular spin-offs. This movie will presumably wipe those from continuity as it’s a reboot which is also rumoured to be some sort of continuation of the original.

Also mentioned in the press release is the fact that Emmerich is set to shoot Independence Day 2 and 3 (a.k.a. ID: Forever Part II and Part III) back to back, but with the former set for a 2016 release, does that mean we won’t see this Stargate remake until 2020? If that is indeed the case, »

- Josh Wilding

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MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures To Reboot Stargate

29 May 2014 9:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.

Barber said, “We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original Stargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations.” He added, “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”

“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, »

- Michelle McCue

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New 'Stargate' Trilogy With Roland Emmerich At The Helm

29 May 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.

Barber said:

“We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the originalStargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations.  Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”

Emmerich and Devlin said:

“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Roland Emmerich Set to Reboot 'Stargate' for New Trilogy

29 May 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In a curious move, Warner Bros. and MGM have announced Roland Emmerich will be returning to the world of Stargate after directing the original film in 1994, which spawned a television show three years later. Well, not only is he returning to it, he's rebooting it in hopes of a new trilogy of films, but don't expect it too soon. In a press release announcing the project, it's also mentioned how he's currently directing Stonewall, a drama starring Jeremy Irvine and Caleb Landry Jones following the story of a young man's political awakening amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which sparked a fight for equality and paved the way for the modern gay rights movement. After that he'll be directing the Independence Day sequels, ID Forever Part I and Part II, back-to-back. Once things finally get to Stargate, the goal is to launch a new feature film trilogy, reimagining the »

- Brad Brevet

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Stargate Reboot Announced, New Trilogy Planned

29 May 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While “there can be only one Ra,” there can now be more than one Stargate film to hit the big screen. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the same people who brought 1994′s Stargate to the big screen, are returning to the universe of their sci-fi teleportation epic with a planned rebooted trilogy.

It’s too early to say when the first new Stargate film will be released, but MGM has confirmed that Roland Emmerich will direct the project, with Dean Devlin set to produce. Both are currently working on other film projects, with Emmerich in particular working with a full schedule that includes two Independence Day sequels. The original Stargate, which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, spawned a number of television series, including: Stargate Sg-1Stargate: Atlantis, and Sgu Stargate Universe.

Press Release: “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to »

- Derek Anderson

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New Stargate Trilogy Coming from Warner Bros and MGM!

29 May 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. and MGM are set to develop a new trilogy based on the 1994 sci-fi adventure film Stargate. The co-writer and director of the original film, Roland Emmerich, will direct the new trilogy, and his long time producing partner Dean Devlin will obviously produce. 

This is a project that Emmerich and Devlin have been working on for years. I guess the studios like their pitch. Over a year ago the director had this to say:

"Stargate has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell."

I've always liked the concept of Stargate. The first movie was really cool, and I enjoyed watching the many TV series on the SyFy Channel. I'm »

- Joey Paur

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Carter Blanchard to do Rewrite on ‘Independence Day 2′ Script

28 May 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Carter Blanchard has been set to rewrite the script to 20th Century Fox’s “Independence Day 2.”

James Vanderbilt penned the first draft, and Roland Emmerich is on board to direct.

Emmerich will also produce along with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

No plot details have been revealed other than that Will Smith will not be returning to reprise his role. After Smith passed on joining the sequel, Fox has tried to figure out how to tackle this new installment without him and hopes Blanchard can help with that.

Blanchard is currently working on the adaptation of Mark Millar’s “Kindergarten Heroes” for Fox and also penned the script to “Spyhunter” at Warner Bros. He is repped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment.

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- Justin Kroll

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Will Smith Won’t Be in Independence Day 2

10 February 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

First, Will Smith was definitely not going to be in Independence Day 2 (a.k.a. Independence Days), with director Roland Emmerich saying he was too expensive. Then, Smith reconsidered. Now Deadline reports that Smith is officially out. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt had been working on two versions of the sequel anyway — one with and one without Smith — so this news won't hinder production. Still, we feel bad for the new aliens, who will have to have someone else welcome them to Earth.  »

- Jesse David Fox

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Independence Day 2 is Will Smith-less??

9 February 2014 10:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Long gestating since the original was released to over $817 million worldwide in 1996, becoming that year's top-grossing movie, it seems director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin are pushing ever closer to making Independence Day 2 (and 3) a reality. One of the biggest sticking points of the sequel was whether Will Smith, star of the original, would return as Cpt. Steven Hiller. Well it seems we, and the filmmakers, have finally got their answer: a definitive no.

Deadline reports that sources close to the studio have said that Smith has turned down the chance to return to the franchise. The site does say that with Smith having previously gone  backwards and forwards on whether he would return, this is not 100% certain, although they hear he has pretty much decided to decline.

Despite that, 20th Century Fox and the creators will continue with their plans for the sequel, so much so that current »

- Gary Collinson

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Independence Day 2 (2016): Will Smith is not in Roland Emmerich’s Film

9 February 2014 11:06 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Will Smith not Appearing in Independence Day 2. Will Smith will not reprise his role as fighter pilot Captain Steven Hiller in Roland Emmerich‘s ID Forever Part I (2016) aka Independence Day 2. To Emmerich’s foresight and credit, he had prepared for this eventuality if and when it [...]

Continue reading: Independence Day 2 (2016): Will Smith is not in Roland Emmerich’s Film »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Will Smith Won’t Appear In Sequel To ‘Independence Day’

7 February 2014 3:12 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: After spending several years looking to generate a sequel or two to the 1996 Fox smash hit Independence Day, it looks like director Roland Emmerich and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin are going to have to take on those Earth-leveling aliens without Will Smith. I’m told reliably that Smith informed the studio that he won’t be joining in on a sequel that the filmmakers hope to have in theaters for July 4 weekend, 2016. That marks the 20th anniversary of the 1996 original that grossed $811 million worldwide and launched Smith on a trajectory to become the world’s most bankable movie star. Now, this doesn’t mean that the ID4 sequel can’t happen. In fact, Fox is very keen to see it through and what studio wouldn’t want another installment of such a big movie? When Emmerich and Devlin wrote the first draft before handing it over to The Amazing Spider-Man scribe James Vanderbilt, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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