The initial concept art and title to Roland Emmerich’s sequel to 1996 science fiction disaster film Independence Day has been released. 20 years after the original film, things have changed, and because of this, Emmerich has claimed that this is to be more of a reboot than a sequel. An expansion of the 90’s world – in which the inhabitants of earth must come together to fight the extraterrestrial enemy. Many of the original cast members are due to return alongside Emmerich, including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Judd Hirsch – however Will Smith has declined involvement in the sequel.
The sequel/reboot will be titled Independence Day Resurgence, and is set for a June 24, 2016 release. Here is the official film synopsis: “We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction“.