Roland Emmerich planning Independence Day 3

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth

The third movie in the 'Independence Day' franchise will feature Liam Hemsworth's character's son and be made in two decades time, says Roland Emmerich.

Roland Emmerich will make 'Independence Day 3' in "20 years" with the "son" of Liam Hemsworth's character.

The 60-year-old director helmed the original movie in 1996 and 'Independence Day: Resurgence' - which is out next month - starring the heartthrob but insists he'll wait another two decades to make a third film, at the grand old age of 80.

Asked when the next movie in the franchise will be made, he said: "I always like to choose in the next 20 years. Twenty years later actually Liam has, like, a son. It wants to get a good script."

However, he acknowledged the studio would use another director if they decide they don't want to wait that long.

He added to Shortlist magazine: "No studio likes to do something without that possibility... If it wants to get a good script going and another director, I'm fine with it. I think the studio would want me to direct it because I'm so tied into this, but I've also said to everybody that I want to do one or two original movies. I'm not following this up."

Meanwhile, the director admitted his job comes with pressure but nothing that a glass of red wine can't sort out.

He said: "I drink like a fish. I always say I'm a simple drunk and not an alcoholic because I don't go to meetings, I mean, I love my red wine. I can drink sometimes on and a half bottles a day. I'm an active person and that keeps me young, running around a lot."


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