Stargate started as a record-breaking film in 1994. It continued on with two television shows and an animated series. It has been featured as a tie-in comic series. Now the creators of the franchise are returning to produce a motion picture trilogy to reboot the franchise.
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are observed by many as the co-creators of one of the most successful sci-fi movies of all time. Now, Emmerich will take the director’s chair while Devlin steps in as a producer to bring the series back to life in a brand new trilogy from MGM Studios and Warner Brothers Entertainment.
Emmerich and Devlin shared their thoughts on returning to the Stargate universe in the following statement:
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.
Emmerich and Devlin have their work cut out for them lately. The duo has also been tapped to bring Independence Day back to life for Fox.
The Stargate news comes as a surprise but leaves fans begging for more information. Unfortunately, the project is still getting started. There is no timetable for the release of the film or the finalized script. Possibly the most anticipated announcement will be about the cast. Following Kurt Russell and Richard Dean Anderson as leading actors will not be an easy task for whoever takes the lead.
Will the franchise avoid the trend of intertwining old characters and actors? Will the new trilogy revisit the same storyline as the original movie?