They’re back. After being in development for many years, Roland Emmerich finally completed production on a sequel to his 1996 hit, Independence Day. Aptly titled Independence Day: Resurgence, the story takes place two decades after the first film.
20th Century Fox have now released the first trailer ahead of a prime summer debut, initially slowly teasing the invasion, then ending in some all-out, world-altering destruction. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward, check out the trailer below.
From director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, 1996’s Independence Day shattered opening weekend and total box office records, becoming the year’s top-grossing film. It also became the first movie in history to gross over $500m internationally.
But Independence Day was just the beginning. We always knew they were coming back. After that film redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter in the Independence Day universe delivers a 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.
Independence Day: Resurgence opens on June 24th, 2016.