Taglines: We had twenty years to prepare. So did they.
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.
Twenty years after the War of 1996, the international community recovers and the United Nations creates the Earth Space Defense (ESD), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system and the main defense force using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces, with some military forces assembled on the Moon.
However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal to their other battalions before their final defeat while others went into hiding elsewhere around the world. The aliens in deep space receive the signal and send a larger battle fleet, threatening the human race once more.
Independence Day: Resurgence is an upcoming 2016 American epic science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin and Carter Blanchard. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner, reprising their original roles, along with newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Patrick St. Esprit and William Fichtner. The film is scheduled for a June 24, 2016 release. Filming began on April 20, 2015 and ended on August 22, 2015.
In November 2014, the production was scheduled to begin in May 2015. Filming was scheduled to begin on May 5, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Twitter accounts of King and Devlin, filming began on April 20, 2015. Filming wrapped on August 22, 2015. Filming of additional scenes is taking place in early 2016 in Los Angeles. Some scenes have also been filmed in London and at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Joey King, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Fichtner, Vivica A. Fox, Sela Ward, Bill Pullman, Angelababy, Jessie Usher
Screenplay by: Carter Blanchard
Production Design by: Barry Chusid
Cinematography by: Markus Förderer
Film Editing by: Adam Wolfe
Music by: Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: June 24, 2016