by: Madison Barnes
Fox has picked scribe Carter Blanchard to rewrite INDEPENDENCE DAY 2, the sequel to the hit 1996 film. Roland Emmerich has committed to direct and Jamie Vanderbilt wrote the previous draft of the script, which is due out on July 1, 2016.
Blanchard just finished a draft of “Spyhunter” at Warner Brothers, and is also adapting “Kindergarten Heroes” for Fox. He sold his spec script “Glimmer” to Dreamworks in 2012 (for which Steven Spielberg called him directly to seal the deal) and also sold spec “Near Death” to Fox Searchlight.
Blanchard is repped by Paradigm and Madhouse.