‘Independence Day’ 3D Canceled by Fox; Sequels Still in the Works

The studio was planning to release the 3D version of Roland Emmerich's classic sci-fi action film on July 3, 2013.
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‘Independence Day’ 3D Canceled by Fox; Sequels Still in the Works

Independence Day 3D canceled by Fox 20th Century Fox has pulled the plug on the 3D version of Roland Emmerich's sci-fi action film Independence Day. We reported that the studio was planning the 3D release back in May.

Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic sci-fi film starred Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid. The story followed Captain Steven Hiller as he battled invading space aliens. The film brought in over $800 million worldwide.

Fox still has plans to release sequels to the film titled ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2. No production schedule has been released for the films.

Independence Day was released July 3rd, 1996.

Sources: 20th Century Fox

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  • alansmithee • 2 years ago

    If Will Smith is going to be in the sequel in July 2013, someone should tell him about it. At least tell his imdb page about it....

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    • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

      Someone got smart!

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      • rudy • 3 years ago

        This is our thanksgiving present. ID 3D cancelled. Thank Jebus.

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        • incmob • 3 years ago

          @the-movieghost nice... very nice idea.

          personally i dont need to see an ID4.2.3 although in 1996 the first one was awesome... ehh... not so much now after just pulling it out of my collection to watch. i understand that anything can become dated a bit, but this has passed its prime of "hell yes" and "oohs and ahhs."

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          • jimthar • 3 years ago

            both ideas are lame. leave it alone.

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            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

              @Rodney-Roover You're right. I don't think it will see the same success, without will smith or the other big actors and actresses that some people might expect to see in it.

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              • Rodney-Roover • 3 years ago

                @themoviefanatic I think they will be good, but without will smith or the other big names i dont think it will see the same success only time will tell.

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                • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                  @Rodney-Roover Yeah, I hope the sequels turn out to be good.

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                  • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

                    Damn it. I was looking forward to see it!

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                    • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                      @ROFLitschristian That's like trying to mop up the ocean with a sponge xD

                      If anything, I'd be interested in seeing sequels that dealt with other people in different countries while the events of the first movie happened.

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                      • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                        Now if only all the studios would save their money like this...

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                        • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                          Glad they canceled the fake 3D garbage for this. I would much rather see them just re-release the movie how it was in 2D.

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                          • moviemaniack1993 • 3 years ago

                            They will probably do what they did with iRobot and just release it on Blu-ray in 3D

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                            • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                              Well I think its good not to but it would have been cool to see it in 3D, one of the rare times I wanna see a 3D movie. Thank god their still doing the sequels

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                Good

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                                • Rodney-Roover • 3 years ago

                                  Oh well...I am looking forward to see how the sequels turn out

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