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Roland Emmerich Returning To Direct 'Independence Day 2'

By Michael West | 28th November 2014

Nearly 20 years after the original sci-fi epic, Roland Emmerich has signed on to direct Independence Day 2 for 20th Century Fox. Dean Devlin, producer of the original movie starring Will Smith, is also returning...

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Is 'Pacific Rim 2' Really A Good Idea?

By George Percival | 10th June 2014

With a slew of epic monster movies hitting cinema screens in recent years it seems there is a genuine renaissance in the sub-genre of disaster movie that bestowed upon the world the likes of Godzilla...

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Will Smith Won't Star In 'Independence Day 2': A Possible Contender For The Sci-fi Role Emerges

By Lauren James | 10th February 2014

As an actor, Will Smith has come a long way since 1996's alien disaster movie Independence Day. So it's not really surprising that the star of the original movie has apparently turned down an offer...

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Will Smith 'Looking Good' For Independence Day Sequel

25th October 2013

Will Smith could be reprising his role in the 'Independence Day' sequel.The actor originally turned down the opportunity to return as US Marine Corps pilot, Captain Steven Hiller, in the sci-fi film, but director Roland...

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Michael B. Jordan In Talks For Independence Day Sequel

27th September 2013

Michael B. Jordan is being lined up for a starring role in the 'Independence Day' sequel. The 'Fruitvale Station' star has reportedly been in talks with director Roland Emmerich for the follow-up to the...

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Will Smith In 'Talks' For Independence Day Sequel

6th September 2013

Will Smith is in talks for the 'Independence Day' sequel.The 44-year-old actor is set to have discussions to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller, a US Marine Corps pilot who is part of the...

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White House Down Director Emmerich Courts Chinese Audience

17th July 2013

Director Roland Emmerich was on hand for the Chinese premiere of his White House Down Wednesday night (China time) and told a news conference that he doubts Hollywood will be significantly refashioning its scripts and...

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Military Personnel And Veterans Get Free Tickets To 'White House Down'

By Michael West | 5th July 2013

Military veterans and active personnel were granted free access to Roland Emmerich's new movie White House Down on July 4, 2013. In a nice touch from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the four largest U.S. cinema...

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Roland Emmerich Offers To Match Donations To Human Rights Campaign

3rd July 2013

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered to match up to $250,000 (£161,290) in donations made to America's Human Rights Campaign (Hrc) before Tuesday (02Jul13) at midnight.Officials at the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the...

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'Monsters University' Stands Up To 'The Heat' And 'White House Down' In Weekend Box Office

By Joe Wilde | 1st July 2013

The latest venture from Pixar animations, Monsters University, spent a second week at the number one spot at the US box office, battling off competition from newcomers The Heat and White House Down. The prequel...

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How Much Will Reviews Hamper White House Down's Weekend Box Office Performance?

By Joe Wilde | 28th June 2013

The US government is under attack once again from director Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day, 2012), in his new film, and with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx starring and a need...

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Monsters U Likely To Return At Head Of The Class

28th June 2013

School may be out for summer vacation in most parts of the country, but kids will be heading back to university this weekend -- Monsters University, that is. With a second-week gross of around $45-50...

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Tatum, Foxx, Emmerich? Shouldn't 'White House Down' Have Been Better?

By Michael West | 27th June 2013

Roland Emmerich's new movie White House Down will make its assault on the U.S box office this weekend, aiming to topple animation Despicable Me 2 and zombie movie World War Z. The action-thriller sees Channing...

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White House Down: The Critics' Low-down

By Lauren James | 27th June 2013

After premiering on the 25th of June, Roland Emmerich's new movie White House Down is set for cinema release. The film stars Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark...

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Roland Emmerich: Filming White House Was A Challenge

27th June 2013

'White House Down' director Roland Emmerich found it a challenge to shoot in one location.The new action thriller - which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx - takes place entirely in the United States president's...

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'Independence Day' Sequel Will Go Ahead Without 'Expensive' Will Smith

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th June 2013

Two Independence Day sequels have been scheduled to be released in July 2015 probably without the star of the first film, Will Smith. In an interview with the director of the upcoming film, Roland Emmerich...

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Will Smith Not Starring In Independence Day Sequel

24th June 2013

Will Smith has been ruled out of starring in the planned Independence Day sequel because he is "too expensive", according to director Roland Emmerich.The actor appeared alongside Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman in the 1996...

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Will Smith 'Too Expensive' For Independence Day 2

24th June 2013

Will Smith won't be in 'Independence Day 2'.The 'After Earth' actor was one of the lead stars in the 1996 original movie - which grossed a massive $817 million worldwide - but he is unlikely...

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The Guide To A Successful Marriage, By Channing Tatum

By Michael West | 31st May 2013

Channing Tatum discusses his secrets to a successful marriage in the current issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The White House Down actor and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have been together for almost eight years and will soon...

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Roland Emmerich Wants Independence Day 'Series'

13th May 2013

Roland Emmerich wants to make a ''series'' of 'Independence Day' films.The director - who helmed the 1996 alien invasion blockbuster starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum - previously announced that he has begun...

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Independence Day Sequel Set 20 Years Later

27th March 2013

'Independence Day 2' will take place 20 years after the original.Director Roland Emmerich has outlined his ideas for two proposed sequels to the 1996 alien invasion blockbuster starring Will Smith, and has already completed scripts...

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Henry Cavill To Star In Godzilla?

9th January 2013

Henry Cavill has been shortlisted to star in the new 'Godzilla' film.The British actor - who will soon be seen donning the famous Superman costume in 'Man of Steel' - is in contention for the...

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Independence Day Producers Working On Sequel

27th July 2012

'Independence Day' producers are working on a sequel. Dean Devlin revealed he is re-teaming with Roland Emmerich for the first time in 11 years to work on a follow up to the 1996 disaster movie...

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Aaron Eckhart To Play Us President

25th June 2012

Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of 'Olympus Has Fallen'.The 'Dark Knight' actor will play the US president in the new movie which follows a former Secret Service agent who becomes America's only hope when...

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Jamie Foxx Lined Up For White House Down

7th June 2012

Jamie Foxx is set to star as the US President in 'White House Down'. The 'Django Unchained' actor is considering the role in director Roland Emmerich's new thriller, about a secret service agent who must...

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Anonymous Sweeps German Film Awards

29th April 2012

Director Roland Emmerich has scooped six awards in his native Germany for his William Shakespeare movie Anonymous.The film, which starred Vanessa Redgrave and Rhys Ifans, took home six 'Lolas' at the German Film Awards, including...

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Roland Emmerich To Take White House Down?

3rd April 2012

Roland Emmerich is in negotiations to helm 'White House Down'.The filmmaker - who is best known for disaster movies including 'Independence Day', 'Godzilla' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' - is set to take on directorial...

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Will Smith Wants 50m For Independence Day Sequels?

28th October 2011

Will Smith is reportedly demanding $50 million to sign up to two 'Independence Day' sequels.The actor - who played the lead role of Captain Stephen Hiller in the 1996 alien invasion movie - is willing...

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Roland Emmerich: No Truth In Anonymous

26th October 2011

Roland Emmerich says his latest film 'Anonymous' is completely his own interpretation. The 55-year-old director - who is known for working on action movies 'Independence Day' and 'Godzilla' - uses the historical drama to advance...

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Will Anonymous Go Wide? That Is The Question

20th October 2011

The wide release of the Shakespeare drama Anonymous set for October 28 is, well, not to be. According to the Los Angeles Times , Sony plans to open the Roland Emmerich drama, which raises the...

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