Roland Emmerich keeps plugging away at a possible pair of sequels to his 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day.

The two sequels will share a title – Independence Day Forever – with a Part One and Part Two tacked on where appropriate. Presumably, the films will be about a second wave of alien invaders who come to Earth, presumably armed with better anti-virus software for their computers than the first wave had.

Speaking in an interview with the German film site Film Starts (via Bleeding Cool) the director and co-writer of the original film confirmed that he and co-writer Dean Devlin have a “quite unique” idea for what the two sequels will be but that they are having “a tough battle” in getting everyone involved in the first film back for the sequels.

This makes a a change from last year when Sony seemed to be of the attitude that if Independence Day star Will Smith was unwilling to come back for what they would consider a reasonable paycheck, then they would proceed without him.

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