Independence Day: Resurgence is an upcoming 2016 American epic science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich, and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin and Carter Blanchard. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner, reprising their original roles, along with newcomers William Fichtner, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Joey King and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film is scheduled for a June 24, 2016 release. Filming began on April 20, 2015 and ended on August 22, 2015.