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Fox cancels INDEPENDENCE DAY 3D release

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 10:10 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


With Jurassic Park, Titanic and the Star Wars prequels all receiving the 3D treatment, 20th Century Fox surprised the world by pulling the plug on the 3D version of the ’90s blockbuster, Independence Day.

Considering the relatively low cost involved with converting films, as well as the success of 3D updated films already this year, (Titanic grossed an extra $343m) it marks a strange decision by Fox. Especially considering the fact that the original Independence Day made over $800m worldwide leaving it as the 34th highest-grossing film of all time. It was intended to re-open in 3D July 3 2013.

The long rumoured two-part sequel to the 1996 original, the tentatively titled ID Forever – Part I and ID Forever – Part II, could now be in jeopardy. Fox still have two major 3D releases set for 2013 as they finish their conversions of the Star Wars prequels with Attacks Of The Clones opening October 4th, and Revenge Of The Sith on October 25th.

I love Independence Day and was looking forward to seeing it again on the big screen.

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