Roland Emmerich and MGM Planning a Trilogy Reboot of 'Stargate'

September 6, 2013
Source: Digital Spy


Following news that Independence Day 2 might end up hitting theaters in 2016 for the 20th anniversary of the first film, but with the potential addition of Will Smith in a small role, director Roland Emmerich has news about reviving another one of his past sci-fi films. Speaking with Digital Spy, Emmerich revealed a plan to revive Stargate, "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot… and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start." So this will be a sequel and reboot that potentially kicks off a new trilogy in the Stargate universe?

The desire for the reboot comes from the act that the stars of the original film have aged 22 years. But would be nice to bring back actors like James Spader and Kurt Russell in some capacity, much in the same way Independence Day will bring back Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, but it depends on the story. Spader could easily still be working on the Stargate project and there's a new team getting sent through the portal this time. The Stargate universe has been explored with four television spin-offs, but this new film series would likely be a complete departure from anything we've seen related to the story before. Obviously it's still early days for the project, but we'll be keeping our ear to the ground for updates.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


HRmmm......No thanks. I LOVE SG:1, SG:A and the original. But I fear they will make these movies and and just shit all over established lore. Would rather just watch the reruns.

Brian Sleider on Sep 6, 2013


Meh, I dunno. I liked the original. Even going back now and realizing some of the cheese its still pretty good. Not sold on Roland pulling this off, but it could be good if done right.

bos on Sep 6, 2013


There is no need to ever reboot a Kurt Russell film. He does that shit perfect the first time.

Astroboy3000 on Sep 6, 2013


Same with Spader.

Jan on Sep 6, 2013


the difference between Spader and Russell is one "O". Spader is good, Russell is GOD!

Astroboy3000 on Sep 6, 2013


Why would anyone in their right mind give this guy a franchise like this? Emmerich, Singer, Ratner, and Leterrier need to be blacklisted.

dbucks on Sep 6, 2013


Haha, not a transporter fan I assume?

Ayotunde Afolabi on Sep 6, 2013


I haven't seen it, and I doubt I ever will. I loved Looper; now that is a guy I would get behind for something like this.

dbucks on Sep 6, 2013


Indeed, loved Looper... one of the best sci-fi films made in a very long time. I do agree that your list of "no-goes" have shit the bed more than a few times. But with all their flaws, I love X2 and Independence Day... although, sentiment/box office potential IS one of the reasons we keep hiring from the same stable of directors who deliver (mostly) mundane and uninspiring work =/

Ayotunde Afolabi on Sep 6, 2013


Massive waves from space will crush earth through a portal.

Carpola on Sep 6, 2013


Im down. Maybe he needs to revisit some of his 90s movies to that he can make good ones again. At least its more sci-fi.

Snowmanfloza on Sep 6, 2013


I believe Emmerich once planned the original to be a 3 movie trilogy or some nonsense (U never know with this idiot). The studio shot it down but instead opted for the series. Emmerich did not bless the series, something which Russel did by visiting the set and wishing everyone the best <- this is called "Having Class" Emmerich. The series went on to become a most excellent series based on a movie and there is no need to reboot any of it !!! Go play with some other idiotic disaster movie please

Tester on Sep 6, 2013


Actually NO! the fans of stargate are some of thee WORST in any fandom...including the twilighters! These idiots actually refused to watch some of the stargate series because they were not like their old ones! Pathetic!

Jimmy Love on Sep 6, 2013


lol u ever talk to Trek fans who only like the original series ? Matter of fact this goes for a WHOLE lotta series . Quite a few didn't like "... Universe " if that's what you mean . because it wasn't planet-based enough prob ....

Dominic on Sep 7, 2013


The characters were shitty people and the whole thing had a dark tone. The comedy from sg-1 and Atlantis didn't reach universe. Universe wasn't bad to me but I can see where traditional fans didn't like it. Only thing I didn't like about it was I felt like some more action would have been nice. But I do agree with your statements just wanted to share what I hear from other fans about universe

BigDackBoi on May 17, 2014


It's TV - doesn;t have to be great to get on , just to STAY on ...the premise was silly , but again that's not a script-stopper either ... They needed to meet more aliens maybe pass by a race that COULD have helped them Except ... .like the coolest thing about the series was the Stones that let somebody experience another's body , basically a Universe away .. 1st season = characterization , fleshing out ur leads . 2nd season = when all the good stuff happens . Prob was , they knew it was going to be cancelled going into begiinning of 2nd season , so it changed the stories they could tell Wow u glommed nto an old post ....

Dominic on May 18, 2014


Please for the love of god NO SPACE VAMPIRES! God atlantis was stupid!

Jimmy Love on Sep 6, 2013


STARGATE is my favorite of Emmerich's films. I would be okay with this.

DAVIDPD on Sep 6, 2013


Do something original, for fuckssake.

cobrazombie on Sep 8, 2013

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