A sequel to disaster blockbuster Independence Day could be in development, according to producer Dean Devlin.
A follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion movie has been mooted for years by both Devlin and director Roland Emmerich but now could be closer than ever, judging by Devlin's comments to the Hollywood Reporter.
"We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honour the first one. The first one gave us all careers and we really love that movie and loved the experience," he explained.
"We didn't want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honoured the first one - that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to 'let's just go make some more money.'"
But he added: "I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'that's worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day."
Devlin gave no details about a potential plot for an Independence Day sequel, nor whether the original cast would be involved, but admitted he and Emmerich were "beginning a long process of talking to everybody".
Independence Day, starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, took over $800m worldwide and won an Oscar for Visual Effects.
Source: Hollywood Reporter