Will Smith is rumoured to have signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to star in two “Independence Day” sequels says IESB.Net.
Roland Emmerich, who helmed the original films, said in the past Fox wasn’t willing to move forward with any ID4 sequel due mainly to Will Smith’s costly $20 million plus first dollar gross salary. Now the site claims that Smith is locked for two sequels to be shot back-to-back with filming to kick off as early as late next year.
Emmerich is currently set to direct the William Shakespeare thriller “Anonymous” while Smith is currently deciding between “The City That Sailed” or “Men in Black 3” as his next project. Any ‘Independence’ sequel would not happen until after both of those projects.
The site is still awaiting confirmation from Fox and other sources.