With studios standing to earn more from audiences by charging extra for 3D films, 20th Century Fox has decided to forego the post conversion process and stick to the 2D format for both sequels to “Independence Day.”
Earlier this year, Fox announced they would re-release the original 1996 “Independence Day” feature in 3D on July 3rd, 2013. Those plans have been scrapped as well. No reason was given by the studio for their decision.
The story so far…
Soon after the success of the first film, 20th Century Fox paid producer/writer Dean Devlin a large sum of money to write a script for the sequel. However after completing the script, Devlin refused to turn it in and instead gave the money back to the studio, as he felt the story didn’t live up to the first film. After approximately 15 years, Devlin met up with producer/writer/director Roland Emmerich to try again, having felt that they had “cracked” the story for the sequel.
Rumor has it that the sequels will be shot back-to-back to conserve the budget. The films are tentatively titled “ID Forever – Part I,” and “ID Forever – Part II.”