'Independence Day 2' Writers Board Emmerich's 'Stargate' Reboot
While Independence Day 2 is gearing up for production, with Liam Hemsworth being the latest potential addition to the cast of the sequel from director Roland Emmerich, one of the filmmaker's other properties getting the reboot treatment is making progress as well. As we learned last summer, Emmerich will be at the helm of a Stargate reboot, which is intended to be a trilogy, and now THR reports it will be Independence Day 2 writers Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods scripting the first film. The duo is relatively new to Hollywood, but it was their draft that got ID4-2 off the ground, so they must be doing something right.
As of now, there are no details as to how this reboot will change things up, but the original film followed the discovery of a device that creates a wormhole to another world. Once activated, the government sends a military team and scientist into the wormhole to explore, and they discover a civilization not unlike ancient Egyptians, but with some more advanced technology. Kurt Russell and James Spader were in the lead roles, but it's not likely that they'll be back for the reboot. Since the script is just now being put together, it's probably going to be awhile before we hear about anymore solid development.