“Independence Day: Resurgence” is a sequel to the Blockbuster “Independence Day” released in 1996.
It is the latest American Sci-Fi Disaster movie which is going to be released today, 24 June 2016.
It is directed by Roland Emmerich and scripted by Dean Devlin, Nicholas Wright, James A, Woods and James Vanderbilt. It stars Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and William Fichtner.
The Sci-Fi movie was premiered on 20 June 2016 in TCK Chinese Theater and got an overwhelming response. However since a couple of Bollywood films are also going to release at the same time, the film’s attendance can get affected.
The flick has been made with a budget of $165 million so it is hoped that it will indeed recover its costs.
Independence Day: Resurgence | Official Trailer [HD]
The original flick which was released in 1996 starred Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman. The sequel was touted to hit screens on July 4, American Independence Day but later the producers adhered to their original schedule and released it on June 24.
Hollywood dominates yet again… #IndependenceDayResurgence Fri 4.70 cr, Sat 5.80 cr, Sun 6.40 cr. Total: ₹ 16.90 cr nett. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 27, 2016
Talks about making the sequel started in 2002, the year when the world saw terrorism in its worst form as the WTC bombing. However, Roland Emmerich, director of the first film did not relish the idea of cashing in the fear and paranoia generated by 9/11.
The sequel was almost shelved when it became evident that Will Smith will not do the sequel as Captain Steven Hiller. Smith, who had already done Men in Black 3, was still busy with the 2013 flop Sci-Fi movie “After Earth”, which also starred his son, Jaden Smith, did not want to do three sci- fi films in a row. It was only when scriptwriters Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods rewrote the story; work on the movie once again started in the right earnest.