Movie News: 'Independence Day' and 'Bad Teacher' Sequels Confirmed; Trailer for Cool Sci-fi 'The Colony'

Movie News: 'Independence Day' and 'Bad Teacher' Sequels Confirmed; Trailer for Cool Sci-fi 'The Colony'

Jun 21, 2013

Independence Day

Independence Day 2: The sequel to 1996's Independence Day is heading to theaters on July 3, 2015. Director Roland Emmerich will return, though none of the original stars -- Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman -- are currently in the mix. Also, Emmerich's wish for a third movie has not yet been given a green light, probably because it will depend on how ID 2, or whatever the movie is eventually called, performs at the box office. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bad Teacher 2: We won't have to have wait nearly 20 years for a sequel to 2011's Bad Teacher. Cameron Diaz is not yet signed to reprise her role as a hilariously foul-mouthed junior high school teacher, though Jake Kasdan will once again sit in the director's chair. And maybe Kasdan can convince Diaz to come back, since he's about to start production on Sex Tape, in which she stars along with fellow Bad Teacher cast member Jason Segel. [Variety]

Star Trek in Deep Space: Legendary science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey and many more) will be heading into deep space, along with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife, actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, and actor James Doohan, best known as "Scotty." To be precise, all four have passed away, but a single strand of hair from Clarke, as well as ashes from the cremated remains of the others, will be launched into space on board the Sunjammer solar sail in November 2014. [NBC News]

The Colony Trailer: Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton star in The Colony, described as a sci-fi action thriller that takes place after a new ice age forces mankind underground. A new trailer positions the movie as a cold-weather version of Aliens, with hungry humans rather than icky creatures running amuck. Look for it in theaters on September 20. [MovieClips]

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