“Independence Day” Director May Bring Famous WW11 Battle To Big Screen
After tackling alien invaders, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, is viewing a fight which is more down to earth – the historic Battle of Midway.
The battle, which unfolded a mere six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marked a major turning point in World War 11 – thanks in large part to code breaking.
Over the course of a few days, beginning in early June 1942, the United States was able to inflict massive damage on the Japanese navy. Japan had wanted to sink American aircraft carriers, but highly skilled code breakers helped prevent that from happening.
Emmerich made the announcement during a special event, held on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot in Los Angeles, to promote the June 24 release of Independence Day’s long awaited sequel.
Independence Day: Resurgence stars Jeff Goldum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner return to again prevent alien invaders from colonizing earth. New visitors to the Independence Day universe include Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward.
Emmerich, who previously visited US history when he made 2001’s The Patriot, would be an excellent choice for a mega scope telling of the Battle of Midway – thanks to his experience staging battles with both humans and extra-terrestrials.