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Hemsworth brothers plan to unite on film

29 September 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Liam Hemsworth has revealed plans to co-star alongside his brother and Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

The Hunger Games actor told a press conference at Zurich Film Festival: “We have talked about it for a long time… We are justwaiting for the stars to align.”

“I don’t know what it will be but we will only likely get one chance to do it. But it would take a lot longer than usual as it would be difficult to be serious on set.”

He joked that when his other actor brother Luke previously visited him on set “it was the hardest day of my career”.

Hemsworth was in Zurich with Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, in which co-stars with Kate Winslet.

Set in his native Australia, the actor said: “I’ve been doing an American accent for the past six years so I was surprised at how comfortable I felt in this role. It was because »

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Best Stories of the Week: Men in Black Reboot, Prometheus 2, Furious 8 and More

27 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s time for the latest edition of Best Stories of the Week! This time we’ve got stories about the New Girl season five, when we’ll see the Independence Day: Resurgence trailer, some new cameos and gossip about the Ghostbusters reboot, details on more Prometheus sequels, and a Men in Black trilogy reboot. We’ve also got […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Comic Book Prequel Announced

23 September 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Twenty years will have passed between the time Independence Day hit theaters and Roland Emmerich‘s sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence gets released on June 24th 2016. What happened in that time? Titan Comics will be publishing a prequel to the upcoming movie, which they are teasing as “a rich psychological prison drama”. More details about the […]

The post ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Comic Book Prequel Announced appeared first on /Film. »

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'Independence Day 2' Prequel Comic Tells Dark Prison Story

23 September 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Want to know more about what happened between 1996's Independence Day and next year's Independence Day: Resurgence? You're in luck. A new comic will bridge the original movie and it's sequel. And it will help set up new characters while reestablishing old acquaintances. Best of all, this in-canon tale will delve into the very dark recesses of the sci-fi franchise.

Titan Comics is publishing the untitled Independence Day: Resurgence prequel comic book sometime next year. They describe it as a 'dark' prison drama that will lead directly into the story being told in the hugely anticipated sequel, which arrives twenty years after aliens first invaded, and subsequently devastated planet earth. The tone is described as 'rich' and 'psychological'. Editor Steve White had this to say about the impending comic book release.

"[It will be] a golden opportunity to segue nicely into next year's blockbuster sequel by taking the mythos of the original and »

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"Independence Day" Sequel Gets A Comic

23 September 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Titan Comics has announced that it will release a new comic book series prequel to the upcoming sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence".

The currently untitled comic is described as a "rich psychological prison drama" set after the events of the 1996 original film.

Editor Steve White tells THR that the comic is: "a golden opportunity to segue nicely into next year's blockbuster sequel by taking the mythos of the original and maybe adding a little darkness to it

No release date for the comic has yet been set, though it's likely to take place before the film opens on June 24th next year. »

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Poll: What 2016 Movie Are You Most Excited For?

23 September 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The stage has been set for 2016 to become one of the greatest years in the history of cinema. Never have so many unrelated franchise released so many films featuring so many iconic characters at any one time. That begs one very important questions: amid so many competitors, which film are audiences most excited to see?

Two major released will be coming from Fox next year: Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. Deadpool’s marketing campaign has been nothing if not spot on thus far — completely capturing the essence of the character, and setting him apart from the competition. X-Men: Apocalypse seems primed to similarly capture the spirit of its source, dropping the franchise’s typically grounded aesthetic in favor of vibrant, comic book-esque visuals. Fox’s Marvel properties have only improved with each passing outing since 2011, so they seem to have found their rhythm with these characters.

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Independence Day: Resurgence "not as simple as the last one"

22 September 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Independence Day sequel will "expand the universe" teases director Roland Emmerich...

The belated sequel to Independence Day, Independence Day: Resurgence, has wrapped production, and director Roland Emmerich is overseeing the edit and the lengthy post-production work. After all, there's no shortage of visual effects that need to be peppered in.

In the midst of this, he's preparing to release his new drama, Stonewall, a long-time passion project for Emmerich which is released in cinemas this autumn. He's been chatting to Collider about that movie, and in the midst of the conversation, the topic of Independence Day: Resurgence came up.

The new film is set 20 years after the last one, with humans using alien technology to try and defend the earth. But just how many of the aliens were wiped out in the first attack, that we saw in the original Independence Day?

"Well, it's only like one of the hives, »

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Emmerich On "Independence Day" Sequel Aliens

22 September 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Production wrapped on the sequel to "Independence Day: Resurgence" the other week and the film's director Roland Emmerich would normally be well in the midst of editing at this point.

However, the filmmaker's schedule means he's taken time out from the editing room in the last few days to do press for his gay rights historical drama "Stonewall". During those rounds, he spoke with Collider about the ID4 follow-up and discussed how the alien threat we'll see in the new film will differ from that in the first movie:

"Well, it [the first film's aliens] is only like one of the hives, like kind of moving around. [Laughs] What we did this time, we tried to expand the universe, too. It's not as simple as the last one because you cannot make it as simple as the last one.

Also it's a little bit about what happened to our world when you know that they are coming back. »

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Expect an ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Trailer Around Christmas

22 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over the summer, a live streaming press conference introduced everyone to the cast of Independence Day 2, officially titled Independence Day: Resurgence (or Idr for those who were a fan of the ID4 shorthand for the original 1996 blockbuster). In that little event, we also learned some key details about the setting for the sequel, […]

The post Expect an ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Trailer Around Christmas appeared first on /Film. »

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Roland Emmerich Teases Independence Day: Resurgence Story And Expanding The Universe

22 September 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Upon doing the press rounds for his soon-to-be-released civil rights drama Stonewall, director Roland Emmerich has touched base on his return to the blockbuster scene with next summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence.

Having only wrapped initial production late last month, the long-gestating sequel is now incubating in post, as the VFX artists bring to life what is no doubt an effects-laden release. Primed to launch a full two decades after its predecessor, Resurgence will explore a scenario where the countries of the world have united against a common enemy, with the remnants of humanity existing in a post-war generation.

Referring to the events of the original as the War of ’96, Emmerich has hatched a plan that will see those survivors establish a radically different defense program. Armed with the recovered alien technology from the initial invasion, the inhabitants of Earth believe they’re well equipped to deal with any galactic »

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'Independence Day 2' Will Expand the 'ID4' Universe

21 September 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has wrapped on 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, which is set for release on June 24, 2016, almost exactly 20 years after the original Independence Day hit theaters in 1996. While fans wait for the first full trailer to debut, director Roland Emmerich revealed new details in an interview with Collider. The official synopsis released this summer stated that humanity always knew the aliens would come back, and the director says that the aliens who were destroyed in the original movie were just one of the "hives."

"Well, it's only like one of the hives, like kind of moving around. [Laughs] What we did this time, we tried to expand the universe, too. It's not as simple as the last one because you cannot make it as simple as the last one. Also it's a little bit about what happened to our world when you know that they are coming back. »

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When Independence Day 2 Will Actually Release Footage

21 September 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Roland Emmerich recently announced the end of filming on his long-planned Independence Day 2, subtitled Resurgence. The director had been shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he commemorating the wrap with a photo of a double rainbow. So, when will fans get to see the first footage of this highly anticipated film? I spoke to the director for his latest film, Stonewall, about the homeless Lgbt youth of NYC during the historic Stonewall Riots. Towards the end of our conversation (of which you'll hear more in the coming days), I asked whether or not we would get an Independence Day 2 trailer by the end of the year. While the first trailer was initially rumored to drop on Independence Day, it did not, and he replied:  Yes. It will probably be happening around the Christmas season.  Independence Day: Resurgence picks up years after the first film, which starred Will Smith and Jeff »

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'The Muppets': Kermit Gets a New Girlfriend, and She's a Real Pig

2 September 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Early last month, it was widely reported that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy had called it quits. They made the break public, releasing a statement to the press just as their new show The Muppets is set to debut this fall. The ABC reality series, which is described as a fresh take on The Office, will show the lives of these various animals and creatures. And as expected, we'll be getting a bird's-eye view into the dating woes and romantic relationships of everyone's favorite Pig and Frog. ABC has leaked early photos of Kermy's new fling. And to be honest, she's a real pig.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have been together for over four decades. Though their split was amicable (according to the record), it didn't take long for the green man to start hitting the field. And boy, did he hit it hard. Kermit the Frog »

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New Poster For Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall

26 August 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Roadside Attractions has revealed the brand new poster for Stonewall.

Roland Emmerich’s upcoming film has been selected as an official Toronto International Film Festival Selection in the World Premiere Category.

Stonewall is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven.

As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who »

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Jeff Goldblum Shares an Adorable Video of Son Charlie Ocean Goldblum and Explains How He Got His Name—Watch!

25 August 2015 4:59 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jeff Goldblum loves every aspect of fatherhood. The Independence Day: Resurgence actor welcomed a son, Charlie Ocean Goldblum, on the 4th of July. When he appeared on TBS' Conan Monday, he heard an "audible gasp" after mentioning his son's name. "Well, Charlie, that's, uh...and Ocean, that's a little out there," host Conan O'Brien told his 62-year-old guest. "It is. But is it too out there?" Jeff asked. "I love the ocean." "Oh, so you did name him after the ocean?" Andy Richter asked. I thought it might have been a coincidence." Conan joked, "Maybe you had a great uncle Ocean or something. I don't know. We just thought it was »

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'Suicide Squad' Wraps Production

24 August 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's wrap party city for Hollywood this week, as a number of high profile summer movies close down production. On Saturday, Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito announced that Captain America: Civil War had officially finished principle photography. This was followed on Sunday by director Bryan Singer stating that all first unit shooting had been completed on X-Men: Apocalypse. And then this morning, we got official word that Roland Emmerich had completed his final scenes for Independence Day: Resurgence. Now comes official word that Suicide Squad has wrapped. But not before the cast could do something very cool for the locals in Toronoto, where the majority of the DC Comics super villain adventure was shot.

This may be the nicest thing this group of bad guys has ever done! CTV News broke the story that co-stars Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, and Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang, visited a local »

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Variety Names 10 Actors to Watch for 2015

24 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publications has bestowed since 1998.

Variety’s VP and executive editor Steven Gaydos says, “Actors to Watch turn up in edgy little indies, studio blockbusters and from all corners of the world. You’ll see some of these actors in upcoming awards season films, and you will have seen some of them in current summer hits. We feel they all have one thing in common: uncommonly bright futures.”

Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Patricia Clarkson, Samantha Morton, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon and Melissa Leo.

This year’s honorees will be feted in the Oct. 6 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 8-12. This marks the fourth year Variety has collaborated with the festival to present Actors to Watch. »

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'Independence Day 2' Wraps Production

24 August 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As the summer movie season winds to a halt, so are the crews on next year's blockbuster summer releases. On Saturday, Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito announced that Captain America: Civil War had officially wrapped production. Then yesterday, we got word from director Bryan Singer that first unit production on X-Men: Apocalypse had finished shooting. Now, we have word that Independence Day: Resurgence is officially in the can. Director Roland Emmerich broke the news via his personal instagram, sharing a photo of a double rainbow from the set in New Mexico.

"And that's a wrap on Independence Day Resurgence. Thank you, Albuquerque, New Mexico, you've been amazing. #Idr #NewMexicoTRUE."

Production on Independence Day 2 got underway in late May, shooting on location in Albuquerque. The cast and crew of Independence Day 2 gathered for a live stream Q&A session on June 22, where director Roland Emmerich revealed the official title, Independence Day: Resurgence. »

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Four of 2016's Biggest Films Wrapped Production this Weekend

24 August 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This past weekend turned out to be a busy one, as not one, but Four of the big budget films slated to hit next Summer have officially wrapped filming and are moving to the post-production phase.  Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Independence Day: Resurgence are all that much closer to hitting the big screen!

While there's still a while before we see these movies in theaters, it is always exciting to hear about shooting wrapping up.  It means that there's only one more step, post-production, to go before audiences can enjoy them.  It also means we're closer to seeing marketing materials and trailers to get us ready.  Next year brings another slew of big-budget films that fans have been waiting for, so, you'll be happy to see that a handful of them wrapped over the weekend: 


Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, »

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Liam Hemsworth smitten with girlfriend Maika Monroe

24 August 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Liam Hemsworth's new girlfriend Maika Monroe has him getting serious and he might be ready to settle down. The 25-year-old actor, who split from former fiancée Miley Cyrus in 2013, is reportedly smitten with his 'Independence Day: Resurgence' co-star Maika Monroe and thinks she might be The One. A source close to the Australian heartthrob said: ''They hang in Liam's trailer for hours.'' The rumored couple were spotted looking cozy on the Fourth of July, as they grabbed drinks together in Malibu, California, but Liam, whose older brothers Chris and Luke both have families, is worried about scaring the 22-year-old beauty away by declaring his love for her too quickly. The insider told Ok! magazine: ''He's been shy about expressing his feelings for her, but he's in love. ''[He] doesn't want a fling - he wants to start a family like his brothers.'' While Miley, 22, recently »

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