It took 16 years, but Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich finally are set to bring their beloved and patriotic Independence Day back to the big screen.
“I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we’re every excited about the idea of doing it,” Devlin said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go.”
With no official timeline set for the sequel, Devlin remains busy as the executive producer and director of TNT’s hit crime drama Leverage. The series, starring Timothy Hutton, is preparing to enter its fifth season on the network, with the premiere scheduled for July 15.
“I’d love for it to go as long as it can stay relevant,” Devlin said of Leverage. “As long as the story can keep being exciting and when I don’t see the ending’s coming, then I think it’s worth continuing.”
Read the full article HERE! And do not forget, Leverage returns this coming Sunday, July 15th at 8/7c — only on TNT!