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Amph ID4: Resurgence kicks the tires and lights the fires in 2016 (ID4 3 to follow?)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Luke_Sparkewalker, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  2. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Two versions of the same script...yet only the one with Will Smith in mind is said to be "looking good"?

    That really does not inspire much confidence for me.
     
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  3. The2ndQuest

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    I would assume he's talking about how far along it is. Makes sense that they would try to focus on getting Smith's version polished first to try and get his participation secured.
     
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  4. Juke Skywalker

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    I hope Smith does come back, but I think the real question on every ID4 fan's mind is; What about Mr. Robert Loggia?
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    And now Fox has done the smart thing and officially moved the movie out of the 2015 bloodbath match against Terminator 5 and into July 3rd, 2016- the 20th anniversary of the original's release.

    They totally need to call it ID4 20. The pot jokes would be epic. ;)
     
  6. I Are The Internets

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    "Dude what if...the aliens...were like...gods...."
     
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  7. The2ndQuest

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  8. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Headline: "Independence Day sequel to be delayed until 2016". In other news, Bill Pullman resigned to an additional year of eating Ramen noodles.

    I like the synergy of a 20th anniversary release. And if nothing else, Will Smith has an extra year to make up his mind.
     
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  9. I Are The Internets

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    I'm thinking Smith will most likely do it unless he finds another successful franchise in the meantime since After Earth bombed so badly.
     
  10. The2ndQuest

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    Fox might also be willing to invest in Smith's paycheck now that the film is coming out on a more marketable date in a less competitive year.
     
  11. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Will audiences really spring for this movie? Is there such a wide ID 4 fanbase that's clamoring for a sequel?

    Why don't they just reboot it?

    :p
     
  12. Aytee-Aytee

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  13. I Are The Internets

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    Stargate crossover!
     
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  14. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    And...

    I think they're catching Smith at the right time for sure. He's reached that point that almost all stars reach in their careers where he has to return to a "sure thing" every now and then to help firm up his clout. I'd say he'll bite the laser bullet and sign on.

    That's a fair question. The original was a huge hit, but that was two decades and a lot of cultural/pop cultural shifts ago. Those who were kids at the time may go out of nostalgia if nothing else. The sci-fi fanbase will go. But with not a superhero or vampire in sight, will today's kids be begging Mom and Dad to take them to see it? Time will tell.
     
  15. I Are The Internets

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    Unfortunately, I can't really think of a sequel that came out over 10 years later doing really well domestically.
     
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  16. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Smith pulled it off recently with MIB III, but that was just a smidge over a decade in between films. The Terminator franchise has always been 7-10 years in between chapters. But 20 years... Pheeeew. That's just a lifetime when it comes to stuff like this. Even with Smith on board this is far from a sure thing at the box office.
     
  17. The2ndQuest

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    Tron Legacy is probably the closest thing as far as sequels coming out almost 20 years after their last installment. But it's success wasn't primarily box office-based. It was also a different beast (a more influential original that had to be reintroduced into public awareness vs a less influential but more widely-remembered original).
     
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  18. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I think it could be okay if they explicitly go for the tongue-in-cheek again and at all costs avoid the suggestion this is a serious movie.

    On the other hand, that's every single Roland Emmerich movie ever.
     
  19. I Are The Internets

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    It didn't really find success domestic wise. It made huge foreign numbers though.
     
  20. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    As long as it makes money, what does it matter if it's foreign or domestic?
     
  21. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Because America is the only market that matters. [face_flag]
     
  22. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Ahem

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    Granted, if the 2016 launch date holds, ID4's sequel will be closer to Tron Legacy as far years-gap-between-sequel goes.
     
  23. Chancellor_Ewok

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    That is a great movie.
     
  24. Darth_Invidious

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    That it is. In many ways, I like it better than its sequel. I guess I just can't stand Kubrick's style.
     
  25. I Are The Internets

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    Don't they explain all the WTF material from the original in that film? Or at least try to?