Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction action film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich, serving as a sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. It stars an ensemble cast that consists of Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Judd Hirsch. The film takes place twenty years after the events of the first film, during which the United Nations has collaborated to form the Earth Space Defense, an international military defense and research organization. Through reverse engineering, the world has fused the power of alien technology with humanity's and laid the groundwork to resist a second invasion.

Independence Day: Resurgence
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoland Emmerich
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Dean Devlin
  • Roland Emmerich
  • Nicolas Wright
  • James A. Woods
Based on
  • Dean Devlin
  • Roland Emmerich
Produced by
CinematographyMarkus Förderer
Edited byAdam Wolfe
Music by
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) (TCL Chinese Theatre)
  • June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$165 million[2]
Box office$389.7 million[3]

Plans for a sequel to Independence Day began as early as 2001, with 20th Century Fox eventually green-lighting the project in 2014. Principal photography began in April 2015 at locations primarily in New Mexico but also in the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, which were featured in the original. This was one of Robert Loggia's final projects before he died and the film is dedicated in memory of him.

Independence Day: Resurgence was released by 20th Century Fox in the United States on June 24, 2016, twenty years after the release of Independence Day, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, receiving negative reviews and becoming a box office bomb, having grossed $389 million worldwide at the box office against its $165 million budget.[4][5][6][7]

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