Independence Day 2: Waiting For The Right Deal

If you've been waiting for Jeff Goldblum to save the world with his awesome hacker skills one more time, you may be in luck: Roland Emmerich says that the story for a sequel to Independence Day is ready and waiting.

Talking to Latino Review, the 2012 director said that he's ready to make a follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion epic as soon as Fox seals a deal with star Will Smith:

Dean Devlin and I are still set to make a sequel likely because we've found some sort of idea and we approached FOX and FOX has not quite figured out how to incorporate Dean's and my deal, and Will's (Smith) deal. Will wants to do it in some sort of a package they can live with. So it's just been in negations now since forever, and naturally FOX says "Why don't you do it without Will Smith?" I said Will is essential for us, for this movie and actually for the audience too. And, so, it's in limbo and lately the studios are fighting. Like gross players, and Will is a gross player and is probably the only gross player right now who's worth his gross. So we'll see what happens. I would love to do it.

Independence Day Sequel Stalled By Fox [Latino Review]