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The Wreck ID4 2 by AdamBurn The Wreck ID4 2 by AdamBurn
Some of you should recognise the name ID4 from the 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day, a great movie and one of my favourites.
The man behind it, Roland Emmerich, has spoken about making a sequel and maybe turning it into a trilogy.
I just had to have ago at creating some illustrations based on a possible sequel.
There will be a series of images, this one, The Wreck, depicts an opening scene showing the 2 fin like structures that were located on the belly of the 500km long Mothership, since it was nuked the fins flew off towards the moon smashing into it at quite a speed, this left a mess of debris and dust. The alien race obviously miffed as to why one of their fleets suddenly went dark have sent a few scout ships to investigate. They will not be happy.
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soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Well, now that we know there WILL be a sequel, this would be a great opening scene.
bavaria44 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I am a BIG fan of ID4 and I absolutely love your painting. I really hope that there will be a sequel one day... In the meantime, I just feast my eyes on your work and look forward to the promissed series of images ;) This one is perfect! I do envy you and I bow before your talent.
MO9297openeye Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I thought it was about the fall of the great Starbucks empire
Lykanthrop Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
After they are confirmed...i wonder if a scene like that will be in one of the movies...
TheCiemgeCorner Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Love the alien ships; the attacker are my favorites, they look cool. As for a sequel, I would not oppose the idea.

I don't think a whole race would risk it's whole society on one large transport, espicially traveling the large dangerous vastness of space. 1000 bad shit stuff could happen before reaching the targeted planet. ID4 deserves a sequel, would be cool to see 2nd mothership investigating the loss of the first fleet.

The alien mothership though massive was a slow moving thing; if the alien that first crash landed in the 40's that the mther ship was entering the solar system at the best speed it could. Taking 50 years to arrive on Earth in the mid 90's, likely a second was close by taking message from the other fleet when it was lost.

I a have couple of ideas that would make sequels work.

1) Ships: All of the alien's ship fleets should look different from the other; some motherships, destroyes, transports and attackers having different size and shape (especially the destroyer and attacker, which were the ones we most saw in the film and the ones that were doing the job)

2) First Invaders: I like the idea of some of the aliens survive the fail invasion and are now sugjugated into human mistreatment, if there were survivors, these guys would feel the terror of humanity's vengeful side. But love the idea that in truth they are buying time for the arrival of another mothership and they get rejected by their own kind for been defeated by a lower species and forcing the survivors into siding with the abusing still pissed humans or trying to return to their own indifferent kind that no longer wants them.

3) First fleet tech: I have this image in mind that with nearly 20 destroyers and thousands of attackers, at least one destroyer was captured intact. Having lost all defense means, and contact with rest of the fleet, that the last ship was given an ultimatum; "surrender of die like the others". These allowing mankind to studied and in a small way reverse engeneer their tech to their own in case history repeated.

4) More in depth history of the aliens; what disaster, natural or selfmade, lead to the aliens to go from planet to planet to find resources and wipeout whole races. In the film, we have a explanation for their actions, but not a reason that lead to into this path.
DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Alien 1: "Commander, we've lost contact with the Mothership!"
Commander: "I can tell that. However, I'm more concerned about our fleet on Earth."
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Excellent work!

I thought the fins went with the Mothership, but it's been ages since I saw the movie. If they do a sequel, I hope it's like the book ID4: War in the Desert. Silent Zone would be a great prequel too, though I think Brent Spiner is too old to play Dr. Okun anymore.
Shadowstar723 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I lovethis movie and roland emmerich is the best at visual effects
soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This picture is just awesome and the idea of parts of the mothership crashing onto the moons surface is great.
But I think I would definitely hate a sequel. There is no logic (and enjoyable) way of continuing it, it was their WHOLE civilization after all ,which got bombed into space.
Chania82 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I really hope you're right about the sequel or even trilogy! Would be great!
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