‘Stargate’ Is Getting Rebooted, New Trilogy Planned
As is the case with every existing property out there, the time has come to reboot ‘Stargate,’ the cheesy sci-fi adventure starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. The original film’s director, Roland Emmerich, is behind the new iteration and intends to give us not one but three films.
Out promoting ‘White House Down’ overseas, Emmerich made the declaration that indeed the wheels are already turning on a ‘Stargate’ update, telling Digital Spy the following:
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.”
If you’ve forgotten, the original film dealt with an interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, that leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
In case you were holding out hope that Russell and Spader would somehow play a part in this new version, Emmerich has some sobering news for you. No chance.
The [original] actors look totally different… it would not work.
After its release in 1994, ‘Stargate’ subsequently branched out into three television shows and two straight-to-DVD movies; obviously there is a fanbase eager to travel through the portal into fantastical new realms. Are you part of that fanbase?