Fox Pulls the Plug on 'Independence Day 3D'

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Turns out two dimensions are still all you need to save the world from an alien invasion.

In news that should make more than a few film buffs feel as overjoyed as the surviving humans at the end of Independence Day, 20th Century Fox has reportedly decided to cancel plans to post-convert the 1996 summer smash and send it back to theaters in 3D.

Details are still scarce on the story, which was broken via a tweet from the Exhibitor Relations account; we don't know, for instance, how far along Fox had gotten in the conversion before pulling the plug, or whether the studio still has plans to release a pair of Independence Day sequels.

For now, as Collider reports, what we do know is pretty much limited to this: The July 4, 2013 weekend now belongs to The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Perhaps Michael Bay can cobble together a 3D reissue of Armageddon between now and then to fill the void?

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