The first trailer of “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Roland Emmerich’s highly anticipated sequel to “Independence Day” had just been launched by 20th Century Fox.
After “Independence Day” redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter “Independence Day: Resurgence” delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth, anticipating the invaders’ return, 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.
The film stars Liam Hemsworth (“Hunger Games”), Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Nymphomaniac”) , Jeff Goldblum (“Independence Day”), Vivica A. Fox (“Independence Day”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Judd Hirsch (“Independence Day”), Jessie Usher (“When the Game Stands Tall”), Joey King (“The Conjuring”), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), and Travis Tope (“The Town that Dreaded Sundown”) and Sela Ward (“The Day After Tomorrow”). Dean Devlin (“Independence Day,” “Godzilla”), who produced the original film, produces with Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser (“2012,” “The Day After Tomorrow”). Larry Franco and Carsten Lorenz are the line producers. Ute Emmerich is the executive producer.
The film’s creative production team includes Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Volker Engel (“Independence Day,” “2012”), director of photography Markus Förderer (“Stonewall”), production designer Barry Chusid (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “2012,” “San Andreas”), editor Adam Wolfe (“White House Down”), and costume designer Lisy Christl (“Point Break,” “White House Down”).
The fight for mankind continues when “Independence Day: Resurgence” opens nationwide in (Phils.) theaters June 22, 2016 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.