Independence Day Sequel

It seems that in the last half of 2014 and moving on into a bright and shiny 2015, more tips and hints are turning out to come to fruition than not.

From Fey to Sandler to “Frank Underwood”, some of the hottest gossip that has landed in the OHI inbox is rapidly coming to life, on location and in the amazing studios available right here in New Mexico.

With television shows in high gear (Longmire, Manhattan, Better Call Saul, Night Shift), some big films aren’t far behind. On top of “The Taliban Shuffle” and “The Ridiculous Six”, as we’ve been following for you here the sequel to “Independence Day” is indeed headed to NM!

The 2016 sequel is expected to hit theaters…when else…over the July 4th holiday…twenty years later. ID2, two decades on the heels of its predecessor, WILL NOT star the original lead.

Returning producer Dean Devlin has said, “I’m not sure of the reasons why Will [Smith] ultimately decided not to do it. You’d have to ask him. I think he was just at a place where he did seriously consider it. We had a lot of meetings with him, but at the end of the day he decided that doing this wasn’t right for him.”

Also back for part deux is director Roland Emmerich. Likely character returns include Jeff Goldblum as environmentalist David Levinson and Randy Quaid’s refugee transporting, Russell Casse.

Originally posted January 13, 2015