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Production set to commence on Independence Day 2 in New Mexico

Independence Day

Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography is scheduled to begin on May 4, 2015, on the sequel to Independence Day.

Twentieth Century Fox releases the film in cinemas worldwide on June 24, 2016.

After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale.

Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth, anticipating the invaders’ return, have collaborated on an immense defence programme 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.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), as well as returning cast members Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch.

Also signed up to appear are Jessie Usher (When the Game Stands Tall), Joey King (The Conjuring), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Travis Tope (The Town that Dreaded Sundown).

Dean Devlin, who produced the original film, produces with Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser (2012, The Day After Tomorrow).

Director Roland Emmerich commented: “I’m beyond excited to bring the sequel to Independence Day to New Mexico. With their state of the art Albuquerque Studios, the robust tax incentive program, the proximity to Los Angeles and last not but least its talented cast and crew make New Mexico a great fit for my movie.”

Mayor Richard J Berry added: “Albuquerque welcomes the sequel to Independence Day to our city. We support the movie industry and the movie industry supports our economy; it’s a great thing for everyone.”

The film’s creative production team includes Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Volker Engel (Independence Day, 2012), director of photography Markus Förderer (Stonewall), production designer Barry Chusid (The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, San Andreas), editor Adam Wolfe (White House Down) and costume designer Lisy Christl (Point Break, White House Down).

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