The upcoming Independence Day sequel is undergoing some script work before production begins. Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Deviln penned the initial draft of the follow-up before turning over scripting duties in earnest to Emmerich’s White House Down scribe James Vanderbilt. That iteration of the script has remained for some time, but,as the July 1, 2016 release date approaches, it appears that there’s still more work to be done. Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox has tapped Carter Blanchard to pen a new draft of the screenplay while Emmerich shoots his gay rights period drama Stonewall. Emmerich is pulling double duty, as he continues to prep Independence Day 2 while in production on the small-scale Stonewall.
Hit the jump for more on Blanchard and the plot of Independence Day 2.