The famous director explained that he originally designed “Moonfall” as a trilogy, but he was not so sure about it anymore.
Roland Emmerich Talks About ‘Moonfall’ Sequels
Moonfall, the latest film by Roland Emmerich, the master director of big-budget disaster movies, was released last week.
The movie starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley; It tells the story of astronaut and NASA administrator Jo Fowler, who accompanied him on this mission, and astronaut Brian Harper and conspiracy theorist KC Houseman, who took action to prevent the Moon from orbiting the Earth from colliding with the Earth.
Filmed on a budget of approximately $150 million, Moonfall only made $10 million at the US box office on its opening weekend, ranking second at the box office. The movie, which was released in our country at the same time as the USA, took fifth place at the box office.
We will see together whether the film, which has not shown the expected box office success, for now, can increase its revenue in the coming days.
The fans, who defended the movie for providing an enjoyable cinema experience despite the bad reviews it received, look forward to the sequels and announce their wishes on social media.
Director Roland Emmerich announced in an interview with Collider that he is planning Moonfall as a trilogy. He also stated in an interview on ComicBook.com that the story of the movie could continue, but only if Moonfall was successful at the box office.
Emmerich has so far only produced a sequel to the 1996 film Liberation Day. Coming in 2016, 20 years after the first movie, Independence Day: The New Threat was one of the director’s biggest regrets.
Emmerich explained that he originally wrote a different script for the failed movie, but when Will Smith left the project, he had to write a new screenplay very quickly.
It seems that the box office journey of the movie in the coming weeks will show whether the sequels of Moonfall, which did not show the expected box office performance in its first week and received mixed reviews, will come.
However, in any case, Roland Emmerich, who is not very fond of the sequels, may put the trilogy project in his head on the shelf after the bad comments on the movie.