Barack Obama Inspires Independence Day 2
Director Roland Emmerich is planning a sequel to Independence Day and, believe it or not, if he does it it’ll only be because Americans elected Barack Obama president.
When we caught up with Emmerich promoting his new movie 2012, he had this to say about making another ID4: “In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn’t want to make that movie during the Bush years. It was not thought that George W. Bush would have made a great king. Now with Obama, it’s another story.”
Maybe someone should have told him he’s making a fantasy movie and, he could have written any sort of president he wanted. No? Just a thought.
Even with Obama sitting comfortably in the Oval Office, it sounds like the alien invasion sequel may still be a ways off. Emmerich is still trying to get funding from Fox and is adamant that, “I will not make the movie without Will Smith.” Will Smith doesn’t come cheap these days.
Watch the interview with Emmerich below: