Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin want to make Independence Day 2 (ID42?)

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  1. bigdaddy

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    Re: Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin want to make Independence Day 2 (ID4

    I don't understand why they couldn't have an eco-suit tip thing like in ID4. But then there is no way to kill them if they just stick on a raincoat. :rolleyes:
     
  2. lennier1

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    Only on paper. He rarely wastes his own money.

    Until a few years ago ago he financed his "movies" through German investors who wanted to exploit a tax loophole that allowed them to fully write off and recoup losses incurred by the movie (a sure thing with Boll involved).

    Part of that loophole has since been fixed, but apparently it's still profitable enough to waste money on his train wrecks.
     
  3. Reverend

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    Ah, but you're forgetting that they are also vulnerable to kitchen knives and are utterly confounded when faced by a locked wooden door...

    Uwe Boll's movies are a different colour of awful. They're b-movies which I'm pretty sure he knows are garbage and doesn't care. Besides, nobody ever said this guy is going to be the next Steven Spielberg.

    Maybe that's the problem. M. Night hit it so far out of the park on his first try that he's convinced himself he can do no wrong. He also seems to have surrounded himself with yes-men because I don't see anyone with a functioning brain being able to honestly say that these movies are anything near as good and MNS appears to think they are. At least not without lying through their teeth.

    And yet my original confusion remains. Why does he keep getting hired and why do talented actors keep wanting to work with him?

    The alternative of course is that he's the greatest troll since Andy Kaufman. ;)
     
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    Re: Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin want to make Independence Day 2 (ID4

    No ‘Independence Day’ Sequel For Will Smith

    I don't see the studio moving ahead on ID42 without Smith.

    Also mentioned in that article, Sony's working on a Men in Black reboot. :wtf: :lol:
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    ^ Smith's exact words were "Aw, hell no!"

    At least that's what I always imagine him saying...
     
  7. Emh

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    Pity, but understandable. All I want is Jeff Goldblum, but he's hardly as marketable as Will Smith, even now.
     
  8. Peach Wookiee

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    Meh, Smith'll get in if enough money comes his way.
     
  9. bigdaddy

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    Smith probably wants something insane like 50-60 million for the movie.

    Plus now there is talk of only one movie... ending on a cliffhanger. That's so stupid I wouldn't bother watching it.
     
  10. 137th Gebirg

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    After Smith's "After Earth" bomb, he might just be willing to engage in this now.
     
  11. Aragorn

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    Re: Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin want to make Independence Day 2 (ID4

    Uwe Boll isn't getting $25-50 million anymore to make his movies. Now his budgets are no different than the other direct-to-video fare out there like what Steven Seagal or Randy Couture make.