There’s a tantalizing rumor out there that Fox is ready to go forward with not one, but two sequels to 1996’s megahit sci-fi movie Independence Day, with star Will Smith locked for both.
That’s the report on IESB.net:
IESB has received a tip that Will Smith is now locked for not only Independence Day 2, but also a third installment. The plan would be to shoot both films back-to-back. Whether the studio opts to go the Matrix route and release the two films six months apart or do like the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels and split them by a year remains to be seen. According to our sources, if all goes according to plan, the sequel(s) could shoot as early as 2011.
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RELEASE THE KRAKEN (AND THE REMAKES) : A LOOK AT HOLLYWOOD’S FORTHCOMING RETURN TO THE 80’S
Witness the recently released trailers for the rebooted versions of The A-Team and The Karate Kid, which recast 20 year old plots into modern scenarios, or read about the forthcoming sequels to Wall Street or Tron, or 80s homages such as The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone’s ode to ’80s action films and it becomes clear: Hollywood has a crush on the 1980s. Why, even the other Hollywood mega-trend of the day, 3-D technology, had its modern rebirth in the mid ’80s.
With Clash of The Titans, a remake of Desmond Davis’ 1981 stop-motion extravaganza, opening in cinemas this weekend, let’s review 10 (of the many) other ’80s remakes and reboots that are vying to reimagine your childhood theatrical memories.
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What do you think of the news of 2 possible new Independence Day movies? Are you going to see Clash of The Titans, or are you completely over remakes?
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