It must be tough being Roland Emmerich. Your passion project about the Stonewall riots gets savaged by critics and then left to die on the vine when it finally hits theaters. Next year, your big comeback — a long-awaited sequel to Independence Day, the film that remains your greatest success — goes down like the Hindenburg, mustering a faint fraction of the original’s box-office might and getting outclassed by a cartoon about a lost fish. You need a win, and luckily, you’ve got a sure thing coming down the pike: A remake of your first major blockbuster, 1994’s sci-fi adventure Stargate.
Roland Emmerich didn’t go far to pick up screenwriters for the reboot of his 1994 film ‘Stargate.’ The director has set the writers of ‘Independence Day 2' to work on the upcoming film, which will reboot the series and kick-off a trilogy of new ‘Stargate’ movies, which will then presumably kick-off another 20 years of ‘Stargate’ spin-off TV shows. ‘Stargate’ forever.
This week, it was announced that both ‘Cliffhanger’ (a semi-popular Sylvester Stallone movie) and ‘Stargate’ (a movie I once got for free along with ‘Lost in Space’ after the purchase of a DVD player) are being rebooted, which means that everyone is...
Earlier today when the 'Cliffhanger' reboot was announced, we joked that Hollywood was turning to action movies (and seemingly specifically action movies from the nineties) as the new hot property to remake/reboot. Now there's word that 'Stargate' will not only be rebooted by its original creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, but the plan is to turn the reboot into a trilogy.
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.
Last year, CW superhero drama 'Arrow' made a tremendous commitment to casting genre stars in securing its geek cred, tapping everyone from 'Doctor Who' to 'Battlestar Galactica' stars in populating the world of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)'s Starling City. That trend continues today in casting fan-favorite 'Stargate SG-1' star Teryl Rothery for a mysterious new role, but who might the former Dr. Janet Frasier play this time around?
"Why hasn't Independence Day gotten a sequel?" This question has been asked for years by fans of the 1996 science fiction action-fest that put Will Smith on the blockbuster summer movie map. Has this question finally been answered by producer Dean Devlin?