On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
- Studio: 20th Century Fox, Centropolis Entertainment
- Keyword: showdown, spacecraft, patriotism, countdown, independence, invasion, ufo, extraterrestrial, alien, creature, battle, alien invasion, world domination, area 51, human vs alien, good versus evil
- Cast: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch