Tag Archives: Independence Day

“Independence Day: Resurgence” hopes to capture nostalgia 20 years later

You could generously call the decision to hide Independence Day: Resurgence from critics an “unconventional” choice. 20th Century Fox initially wasn’t screening the movie at all before it opened, then opted to only show it earlier today at a press screening hours after it hit screens, that’s not much of[...]

“Anonymous” scales back release plans, going limited – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The period mystery “Anonymous” is a step in a different direction for director Roland Emmerich. The world isn’t in peril. A-listers aren’t racing for their lives from a natural disaster. Instead, the “2012” and “Independence Day” director explores a popular myth regarding the proper author of William[...]

Jordan Sparks just now discovering who she is

HollywoodNews.com: Jordin Sparks segues from the New Kids On the Block/Backstreet Boys tour to a special engagement in Washington, D.C. this coming week, performing on PBS’s live “A Capitol Fourth” Independence Day celebration concert. (Check local listings.) Talk about a sudden change. “It’s going to be so different — from the[...]

Roland Emmerich offered Asteroids at Universal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Roland Emmerich’s career has been built on a solid foundation of blockbusters that routinely reduce the world’s cities to rubble. Pictures like “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” cemented Emmerich’s reputation for big-budget effect painted on a grand canvas. But then Emmerich paused, signing up[...]

Roland Emmerich’s ‘The Zone’ is not in play

HollywoodNews.com: No! On October 31, it was reported that “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich was directing a cheapie sci-fi film for $5 million. Brilliant idea. It has been said that the most creative things occur when limits are set. The film, a “Paranormal Activity” inspired project with[...]

Roland Emmerich will shoot aliens on a shoestring budget

HollywoodNews.com: It has been said that the greatest amount of creativity comes when one has limited resources. Tentpole sci-fi director Roland Emmerich plans to return to the alien invasion turf he made his mark in with “Independence Day” with a film that will only cost him $5 million. That’s[...]

Will Smith spat with producers puts brakes on ‘Men in Black 3’

HollywoodNews.com: The production of “Men in Black 3” is on pause. Turns out Will Smith isn’t happy with the script and is clashing with producers per Page Six. “Men in Black 3” went into preproduction last month. This is the second time that the film has been halted on account of[...]

Roland Emmerich to receive the Visionary Award from Outfest

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Outfest will present its annual Legacy Awards at a gala on Oct. 21 and has just announced the recipients which include out director Roland Emmerich whose credits include “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Patriot.” Emmerich will be receiving the Visionary Award in recognition of his[...]

“Skyline” trailer will vacuum up all the humans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Hollywood seems to be back on a science-fiction kick. Perhaps the success of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” and the Oscar-nominated “District 9” reminded studios that audiences will turn out for intelligent sci-fi. The trend appears to continue with Universal’s “Skyline,” which posted a full trailer to Apple’s trailer[...]

Tom Sherak Re-elected Academy President

Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Sherak was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (8/3) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his second consecutive one-year term in the office. Sherak is beginning his eighth year as a governor representing the Executives Branch. He had previously also[...]
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