Using recovered alien technology after the last invasion in 1996, the nations of Earth have collaborated on a defense program called Earth Space Defense (ESD), which serves as the Earth's early warning system using technology salvaged from the remains of the alien forces.
Former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) is still involved with the ESD, especially now that his daughter Patricia (Maika Monroe) is dating pilot Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth).
But nothing can prepare them for the aliens' next attack — and only the ingenuity of ESD director David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), Jake and a few other brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
20th Century Fox
Dean Devlin, Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, Angelababy , Sela Ward, Mckenna Grace, Jessie T. Usher
Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt