Roland Emmerich, director of the 1994 movie Stargate which starred James Spader and Kurt Russel, is thinking of entering Stargate territory once again – this time with a rebooted trilogy of films! Though it was a hit the first film never got a sequel but it did generate several popular science fiction spin-off television shows of the same name: Stargate: SG1, Stargate: Infinity, Stargate: Atlantis (my personal favorite) and Stargate: Universe. However, according to Emmerich, these spin-offs weren’t a part of his original plan. For his upcoming plans to continue working in the Stargate universe he has this to say:
“I originally wanted to make it a trilogy. Now, after all this time, I couldn’t do a trilogy anymore. Because the actors look totally different. That would not work. We are talking…We went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to do a sequel, but as a reboot. We want to reboot it as a movie, and then do three parts. And that’s what we’re doing right now. Pretty soon, we are going to have to look for a writer and star.”
Right now it is not known if Emmerich will actually write, direct or only produce these films. The cast from the original Stargate movie will not be returning because they are too old, nor will any of the casts from the Stargate spin-offs be returning, as far as anyone knows, because should this project come to fruition, it will be a complete reboot.
victorialadybug (V. A. Jeffrey) is a fantasy and science fiction author. She also loves music, art, history, cooking, baking, fermenting stuff, comic book movies and nearly anything Tolkien related. Her biggest writing inspirations are Shakespeare, Frank Herbert and, of course, J.R.R. Tolkien.