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Roland Emmerich Set to Direct Big Screen 'Stargate' Reboot Trilogy

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May 29, 2014

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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?

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  • Brian Sleider
    I hope it is good.
  • DAVIDPD
    I really, really love the STARGATE franchise. The shows, the film, I just think it is smart science fiction.
    • avconsumer2
      The TV series did have some ups and downs, but there's some amazing writing throughout. Big fan.
  • DJ Jack Ryan Hardy
    This is actually great news and I hope this puts Roland Emmerich back on his own directing roots since Stargate is one of his best film's.
  • Tester
    I am surprised that MGM is allowing this to happen given what huge dicks both of these guys were regarding the series ( only Kurt Russell supported the series and even showed up on the set to support the cast = class act). Then again, given that the Stargate saga is now in cold ice, it may be a good idea to do a reboot.. I would rather still like to see the series continue in the form of new movies, but any Stargate is good enough for me, just wish these two clowns weren't involved.
  • LightningB
    I've always hoped they would do a sequel that completely ignored any of the tv crap. But a reboot will do.
    • davidshaw
      The TV series was amazing. You have horrendous taste in entertainment.
      • LightningB
        I hate when a tv series (or dumb sequels....thanks Matrix) take a great story in a way that makes so much of the original movie mute. The very first tv series with McGyver (on Showtime I think) was fine a little bit at first but then it dragged on too long and then they added a couple more series (really? we needed Atlantis?) and the whole thing got so diluted. Go back to where it all started. What made this all worthwhile to begin with: the movie, not the tv series.
  • Nielsen700
    The original was pretty damn stupid. Hoping they'll do better with these.
    • Brian Sleider
      The original was awesome. I hope they do it justice with these.
  • Chris Groves
    "a sequel, but as a reboot...and then do three parts." So it is sort of Star Trek 09 territory? A reboot that a 'new fan' can see with 0 context and not be lost/confused, but one that exists within the same continuity as the original film?
  • avconsumer2
    Skeptical... but should be easy mode for all involved.
  • Asturias_Knytt
    OH MY GOD FUCK YEAH! *gulp* I'm cautiously optimistic.
  • mr Dave
    Cool! Can't wait.

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