While 1996’s Independence Day was a big hit on its first released, it’s been a long time since it first arrived in cinemas. As a result there are plenty of movie fans around who were barely born when it first came out, and so Fox is making sure it’s not resting on the first movie’s laurels when it comes of the marketing. That includes releasing an extended five-minute trailer to give us a full taste of the movie, including plenty of action, darkness and a bit more of the plot.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.’
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward star, with Roland Emmerich once more directing. It’ll be in cinemas June 23rd.