It’s been 16 years since Will Smith teamed up with three far-less likely action heroes…Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid…to save the world from an alien invasion in Independence Day. And now (finally!) producer Dean Devlin says he’s working with director Roland Emmerich on a sequel. (They co-wrote the original.)
He says, “I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we’re very excited about the idea of doing it. Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go.”
There’s no word at this point on who might return for the sequel. Devlin says, “We’re beginning a long process of talking to everybody. We’ll just have to see what happens.” The original film also starred Judd Hirsch, Vivica Fox, Robert Loggia, Adam Baldwin, Harvey Fierstein, Mary McDonnell and Brent Spiner.