Although the closest thing you’ll see to Independence Day in the theaters is the original’s re-release next year, work is continuing on the two sequels. Director Roland Emmerich is currently tied up with White House Down, but he and producer Dean Devlin manage to work on the sequels when they can. The team refers to the films by their in-progress titles ID Forever Part One and ID Forever Part Two. They also recently commented on the use of 3D in the sequels and the tone they’re shooting for. Hit the jump to see what they had to say.
In a couple of recent interviews, Emmerich and Devlin further commented on the Independence Day sequels. From the German site, Film Smarts (via Bleeding Cool), Emmerich mentioned that the biggest hurdle to getting the sequels into production is reuniting all of the cast members. The delay will give Emmerich time to consider how he wants to use 3D for the sequels. For the moment, he has some reservations about current 3D cameras, but to acquiesce to studio demands, he would shoot in 2D and post-convert to 3D.
Roland and I sat down and watched the original. It’s a different experience on television! The thing that really hit me about the movie is how much love there is in it: between the characters; that the filmmakers had making it; that the cast had for each other. As we’re approaching a sequel we’re focusing on that aspect of it. Because I think that was really the key as to why it worked for everyone. It was lovable.
It’s nice to know that work is still being done on the sequels and that the filmmakers appear to have hit the mark on what made the original work, but it will still be a few years before we see anything more substantial.