Bill Pullman Says Independence Day Can Go Without Will Smith; Jurassic Park to Hit 3D Imax… Is it 1993?
Fact From the Vapor of Nuance
Ok, so we all know that Jurassic Park is coming back to theaters in three months, for its (brace yourself) twentieth anniversary? Yes? Good. It’s not the only film that’s looking to cash in on moviegoer nostalgia. On the far side of the “probably going to happen” spectrum is the ever rumored Independence Day 2, which at least one actor thinks will be okay without one of its original stars.
I dunno, maybe it’s because Bill Pullman is playing an American president again for 1600 Penn and he’s become maaaaad with the power. He told CraveOnline:
The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing but I think there’s strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up.
This is at least some indication that ID4 2 (Hey, remember when Independence Day‘s abbreviation was ID4 for some reason?) has some semblance of a script, though not that it’s actually headed for production. And Pullman knows that, saying that “nobody [involved is] holding their breath.”
Reports for Jurassic Park, however, are a bit sunnier, as it’s just been announced that its 3D rerelease will be accompanied by a week in 3D Imax theaters. As somebody who has never actually seen Jurassic Park on a screen larger than a few feet, I’m perfectly okay with all of that. In conclusion: if Jurassic Park comes out this year, and production on an Independence Day movie starts, history really will be repeating itself, twenty years later.