With work starting on the sequel of the 1996 movie hit “Independence Day,” everyone’s been asking on who will be taking the lead this time around. And a report claims that it has been offered to Liam Hemsworth.
After almost 20 years since 20th Century Fox released “Independence Day,” a sequel has been on the works lately. Directed and produced by Roland Emmerich, the sequel was written by Carter Blanchard, with its first draft written by James Vanderbilt. Co-producing with Emmerich are Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.
TheWrap reports that some of the staff’s members revealed that Liam Hemsworth was offered the sequel’s lead role. This was rather strengthened by Kloser when he posted a photo of him and Hemsworth last October 2014, saying how he would like to work with him in a project someday. And “ID Forever” could probably be that project!
As of the moment, Hemsworth has not yet commented regarding the said offer. Likewise, a representative for 20th Century Fox also has not yet released a statement on the matter.
While the production staff is still scouting for the rest of the cast, Emmerich revealed that he plans to keep some of the original cast. This includes Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. However, Will Smith is reportedly not expected to return for the sequel.
The story is set 20 years after the alien invasion, with a new, younger generation out to save the world, which may also include Smith’s character’s stepson.
“The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years….It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history,” the director explained.
The movie’s production was announced last November 2014 to begin some time in May 2015. Its initial release date is also set to be on June 24, 2016.
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