Independence Day Resurgence Movie

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When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.

Who's Involved:

Vivica A. Fox, Roland Emmerich, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, Harald Kloser, Joey King, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Carter Blanchard, Sela Ward, Jessie Usher, Dean Devlin, Brent Spiner

Release Date:

Friday, June 24, 2016 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 0 m

Plot: What's the story about?

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Independence Day Resurgence

A look at the Independence Day Resurgence behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roland Emmerich last directed Midway and Stonewall. The film's writer Dean Devlin last wrote Geostorm and Independence Day.


Dean Devlin
Harald Kloser

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Production: What we know about Independence Day Resurgence

Key Facts

  1. Jessie Usher, the lead of Starz's series Survivor's Remorse, will play a central character in the new film, and also the son of Will Smith's character (Captain Steven Hiller) in the original film (Hollywood Reporter, 3/3/15).
  2. In June 2013, director Roland Emmerich said Will Smith won't be in the sequel. "Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," Emmerich told the New York Daily News. "It would be too much. We have maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film, and the other half people who are new."
  3. The new film will focus on the next generation of heroes, including the stepson of Will Smith's character in the original film.

Filming Timeline

On or about June 22, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 14, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 22, 2015, the film was in Production status.

Filming began on April 20, 2015.

On or about May 6, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about October 15, 2014, the film was in Development status.

On or about June 22, 2013, the film was in Announced status.

On or about August 1, 2010, the film was in Concept status.

Independence Day Resurgence Release Date: When was it released?

Independence Day Resurgence was released in 2016 on Friday, June 24, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Shallows, Free State of Jones and The Phenom.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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