IESB is reporting a rumor that Will Smith has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to make two Independence Day sequels that would be shot back-to-back.
According to the site’s source, if all goes according to plan, the sequel(s) could shoot as early as 2011. Roland Emmerich would again direct after his Shakespeare drama Anonymous. The films would start after Smith completes his next project, which could either be Men in Black 3 or The City That Sailed.
The original film earned $817.4 million worldwide ($306 million domestic and $511.2 million overseas) in 1996.