Stargate Reboot Bound for Cinema as Trilogy

stargate-1994-19-gRoland Emmerich – confirms that the big screen Stargate reboot will happen, it will be a trilogy, all the production needs now is a scriptwriter.

During interviews to promote White House Down director Roland Emmerich – writer and director of Independence Day, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and many many other box office blockbusters – confirmed that a big screen Stargate reboot will happen and it will be a trilogy. All the production needs now is a scriptwriter.

“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.”

Emmerich implied that the reboot won’t require any of the original cast from the first Stargate movie. The original Stargate film as released in 1994 (around 19 years ago), and the principle actors – James Spader and Kurt Russell – might be considered too ‘mature’.

“The actors look totally different… it would not work.”

The last Stargate property was the TV show Stargate Universe which was cancelled in 2011 after  two season run which suffered middling to low ratings.

When talking to DigitalSpy, Emmerich also discussed the proposed back-to-back filming of not one, but two Independence Day sequels.

So does the Stargate property need a big screen reboot or would it be better served by a new TV series? With three TV incarnations – SG1, Atlantis and Universe – and five official novels over almost 20 years does, the Stargate concept have any life left in it?

Leave a comment with your thoughts on Stargate longevity and the possible reboot.

Sources: Digital Spy, The Verge, The Marysue
Reporter: Faintdreams

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