Independence Day Resurgence (2016)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 2 mins

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Two decades after the first alien attack, our best preparations against a new invasion are put to test, when the Queen of a predatory planet lands in a mothership and begins drilling down towards Earth's molten core. Can the human race be saved?
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Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Joey King, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Vivica A Fox

Crew: Roland Emmerich (Director), Markus Forderer (Director of Photography), Thomas Wanker (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 24 Jun 2016 (India)

Tagline: We had twenty years to prepare. So did they.

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Did you know? This is Roland Emmerich's first sequel. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
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Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
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Red Epic Dragon
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24 fps
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Taglines:
We had twenty years to prepare. So did they.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Independence Day Resurgence (English)
Trivia:
Soon after the success of the first film, 20th Century Fox paid Dean Devlin a large sum of money to write a script for a sequel. However, after completing the script, Devlin didn't turn in the script and instead gave the money back to the studio, as he felt the story didn't live up to the first film. It was only approximately 15 years later, that Devlin met up with Roland Emmerich to try again, having felt that they had "cracked" a story for a sequel.

The movie has been given a $200,000,000 budget, $125,000,000 more than its predecessor, Independence Day (1996), which had a $75,000,000 budget and had a box office result of $817,400,000, making it the highest grossing movie of 1996.

As of Wednesday 4th March 2015, director Roland Emmerich has confirmed that Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role of David Levinson.

Will Smith was supposed to reprise the role of Captain Steven Hiller, but Fox refused to meet his request for a $50 million salary for two sequels. Roland Emmerich confirmed Smith would not be returning for the sequel in June 2013 to Daily News, but mentioned that Jeff Goldblum would return to reprise his role as David Levinson. Additionally, Maika Monroe replaced Mae Whitman as Patricia Whitmore. Whitman did not officially comment on the change, aside from a re-tweet of a HitFix article on her Twitter account titled "The case of the missing Mae Whitman and 'Independence Day 2'", implying she was never approached. Ross Bagley, who played Dylan Hiller in the original film, had never been approached to reprise his role, either.

Jessie Usher will play Will Smith's characters' step son in this sequel, while Liam Hemsworth will play Bill Pullman's character's son-in-law.

The project was officially green lit by 20th Century Fox on 27th November 2014

This is Roland Emmerich's first sequel.

Parts of the film were filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. The Bonneville Salt Flats had been used as a filming locale in various different films, which include Con Air (1997), John Carter (2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), The Tree of Life (2011), The World's Fastest Indian (2005), and the original Independence Day (1996).

Second collaboration between director Roland Emmerich and actress Sela Ward, the first being The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Is shot in anamorphic Panavision unlike the original movie which was shot in Super-35.

With the passing of James Rebhorn and Robert Loggia, who respectively played Albert Nimziki and General William Grey in the original movie, their characters won't be reprised in the sequel.

Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), Bill Pullman (Thomas J. Whitmore), Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson), Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller) and Brent Spiner (Dr. Brackish Okun) are the only actors to reprise their roles from Independence Day (1996).

Liam Hemsworth's brother, Chris Hemsworth, appeared in Star Trek (2009) as the father of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine). Pine's actual father, Robert Pine, appeared in the original Independence Day (1996). Brent Spiner appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Susan Sarandon turned down a prominent role because she found the script incomprehensible.

Liam Hemsworth turned down the role of Jerôme in Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), which would have had him play the love interest of Charlotte Gainsbourg. They would eventually go on to appear together here.

While test piloting the ESD's first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col. Hiller. Hiller's valor in the War of '96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead directly to the enemy's defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and son Dylan.

Soon after the original film, a sequel was in development. There was discussion regarding whether a sequel could be possible at all because the hive mind alien race portrayed in the original film seemed to be rendered extinct. One option included editing parts of the original in order to allow for liberties taken in the proposed sequel. A leak of the 1996 script for a sequel included adapted alien technology that allowed Dylan Hiller to lead a group facing the aliens head on in space, and President Whitmore still suffering from his mind link with the alien. Rumors cite Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich refused to participate in a sequel after a falling out with FOX Studios after FOX TV cancelled The Visitor, a project in which the two were involved.