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Dean Devlin —
born on August 27, 1962,
Dean Devlin is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment... (wikipedia)
The movie business is not something that can come from the brain. It really comes from the soul and the heart.
As for 'Independence Day,' we never intended to do any films in that series beyond the first one.
Many years ago, I was actually hired to write the sequel to 'Independence Day.' And I wrote a sequel. And they paid me a boatload of money to go write this thing. And after I wrote it, I read it and I gave them back the money and I said, 'Look, this is an okay movie I just wrote. But it's not worthy of the sequel to 'Independence Day.'
Paramount Pictures is a perfect partner for Electric Entertainment, with the most stable group of executives in Hollywood and unparalleled global promotion and distribution reach.
Filmmaking is a real democracy - it's up to the audience to vote with their tickets.