The film Independence Day: Resurgence will be broadcast on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 9:05 p.m. on TF1 and follows on from the cult blockbuster Independence Day. Télé Star today reveals why it took more than 20 years to film this second film.

The 2016 film Independence Day: Resurgence by Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be released on Sunday February 28, 2021, again broadcast from 9:05 p.m. on TF1. Directed by Roland Emmerich, this feature film is the sequel to the cult blockbuster Independence Day, released in theaters in 1996. At the time, this film was a huge critical success, and especially commercial, as it had sales of over 817 million dollars when released in theaters on a budget of $ 95 million. Of course, a sequel was quickly envisioned, but it took over 20 years to finally see the light of day.

In fact, Fox, which produced Independence Day, announced a sequel to the feature film in late July. 1996. The release date was July 4, 1998. However, Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Dean Devlin preferred to focus on the movie Godzilla, so the sequel project was shelved. “We resisted the idea of ​​making a sequel for years, but we still want to honor the first movie. It took our career forward, we have a special affection for him (…) We didn’t want to make a film just because it was a good idea financially, but because we had an idea and a concept that did justice to the first one. movie. Dean Devlin told The Hollywood Reporter 14 years later.

Finally, Roland Emmerich decided to turn the playing field for Independence Day: Resurgence will open in March 2013. “People know that one day aliens will return. And they know the only way to travel in space is through space. “Take the vortex portals]. For aliens, the trip [to Earth] takes 2-3 weeks. For humans, however, it is longer: between 20 and 25 years. “” He said at the time. Sadly, the director couldn’t repeat the Independence Day feat with this second film as it grossed less than $ 390 million in box office revenue worldwide on a budget of $ 165 million.

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