Podcast | Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) and Sunshine On Leith (2013)

Independence Day Resurgence
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The 20 year journey to an Independence Day sequel, and the much quicker path to a big screen film based on the music of The Proclaimers.

Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin had been asked questions many times about making a sequel to their 1996 smash hit Independence Day. Several times they came close to doing so over the years, including an ambitious plan to shoot two films back to back at one stage. Yet when it came time to move forward, the big question they faced: would Will Smith want to return? And could 20th Century Fox afford him? The story of Independence Day: Resurgence is told here.

As a director, Dexter Fletcher announced himself with the impressive low budget success Wild Bill. But he was on the lookout for something different, something out of his comfort zone for his next film. What, then, about a muscal movie set around the tunes of The Proclaimers? Enter stage left, Sunshine On Leith.

Tales of both are told in this episode…

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