'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.
Independence Day 3D canceled by Fox
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 and stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich.



Sources: 20th Century Fox

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Comments (16)

  1. AlanSmithee

    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....

    2 years agoby @alansmitheeFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Someone got smart!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Rudy

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

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  4. incmob

    @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."

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  5. Jimthar

    both ideas are lame. leave it alone.

    2 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  6. Sean

    @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.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Rodney Roover

    @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.

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  8. Sean

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

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. The_Crow2k

    Damn it. I was looking forward to see it!

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  10. the MovieGhost

    @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.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

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

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. TheDude1

    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.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  13. Moviemaniack1993

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

    2 years agoby @moviemaniack1993Flag

  14. SherlockHolmes2009

    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

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  15. Rodney Roover

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

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag