Independence Day sequels named?

Director Roland Emmerich also wants to make the new films 'lovable', like the original

Director Roland Emmerich has revealed a handful of details about the forthcoming sequels to his 1996 blockbuster 'Independence Day'.

So far the sequels are reportedly being given the working titles 'ID Forever Part One' and 'ID Forever Part Two'.

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Independence Day... sequels in the pipeline (Copyright: Rex)

Due to his concerns over the quality of 3D cameras, Emmerich is planning to shoot them in 2D before having them later converted into 3D.

He also added that the principal issue in getting the sequels made is coordinating the schedules of the film's original stars, namely Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. This could also be shorthand for working out a way to pay Will Smith's fee, which is reportedly in the region of $50 million (£32 million).

But Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin have decided on a tone for the films already.

“Roland and I sat down and watched the original,” Devlin told Total Film. “It’s a different experience on television!

“The thing that really hit me about the movie is how much love there is in it: between the characters; that the filmmakers had making it; that the cast had for each other.

“As we’re approaching a sequel we’re focusing on that aspect of it. Because I think that was really the key as to why it worked for everyone. It was lovable.”

Emmerich is currently working on 'White House Down', a secret service thriller with an all-star cast including Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Jamie Foxx.