Director Wants Series of Independence Day Films
Speaking at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival, and reported by /Film – Emmerich revealed that he and co-writer Dean Devlin were creating a large mythology for the tentatively titled ID Forever - Parts One and Two.
“That’s what we talked about a lot,” he explained. “The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place, what is the bigger story of this whole thing. And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. And [the humans] are individual intelligence. Even though we kill each other and have wars against each other, we have something special. We have this domino human spirit to believe in good and overcoming enemies.
“It’s a little bit about that, and when you get a bigger mythology going, I think you have the chance to do not only one or to or three, but you can create a series, and that’s what we want to do.”
Emmerich also confirmed that there would be a place for star Jeff Goldblum in their proposed sequels.
The full piece is over at /Film, while the L.A. Times also have their own report. And for our previous report on the status of the sequels, check out the video below.