Will for Independence Day sequels?
Will Smith has apparently signed up to star in not one but two sequels to Independence Day.
The 1996 alien invasion movie was a box office smash and producers/writers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, who also directed, reportedly wrote a follow up some time ago, but decided they weren't ready to revisit the story.
Now IESB.net is reporting that Will has signed up to star in two sequels and that Fox is planning to film the movies back-to-back, with shooting due to start as early as 2011.
The original Independence Day - about aliens attacking the world, only to be saved by the unlikely team of a maverick airforce pilot, a wacky scientist and the President - also starred Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum.
It took a total of 817,400,891 dollars at the worldwide box office.