Roland Emmerich Set to Direct Big Screen 'Stargate' Reboot Trilogy
by Ethan Anderton
May 29, 2014
Just yesterday, a new writer was hired to work on the gestating sequel to Independence Day for director Roland Emmerich. But now one of the filmmaker's other big sci-fi properties is making headlines with a return. MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that Emmerich will get back behind the camera for a big screen reboot of the sci-fi flick Stargate that is being developed as a trilogy. Co-writer Dean Devlin will also be returning as producer, and this comes after word from Emmerich himself surfaced last fall saying, "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot...and then do three parts." So now it's official. But we wish someone else was directing. More below!
At this time, it's not clear if any of the original cast members like Kurt Russell and James Spader will be back, but since it's a reboot, it's not likely. Of course, they could both make cameos if it has any ties to the film from 1994 that has seen four television spin-offs. Emmerich and Devlin made a statement saying, "“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home.” Excited?