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Introducing Independence Day: Resurgence‘s 40 Ton Space Tug

20th Century Fox dropped an exclusive first look at the space tug used by Liam Hemsworth’s character ESD Pilot Jake Morrison in Independence Day: Resurgence over at ComingSoon.net. Think of a tug boat in space, only for Resurgence, the crew actually built this 40 ton monster so the actors could interact with and act in a real space. It's this kind of commitment to real sets and props that has set recent sci-fi films, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Ex Machinaapart. 

Independence Day: Resurgence returns stars from the original film Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, while adding Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The aliens are back on June 24.

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