Roland Emmerich Reboots Stargate

Stargate Director Roland Emmerich plans to reboot the franchise on the big screen with a new trilogy of films. Seemingly the disaster movie maestro isn’t convinced that the first film and over 354 episodes of several spin-off TV series has satisfied audiences desire for Ancient Egyptian themed alien adventures.

“We went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot. Reboot it as a movie, and then do three parts. That’s what we’re doing right now, and pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.”

Emmerich had long held onto hopes of making a straightforward sequel to the original film, but has admitted that’s no longer an option:

“I originally wanted to make [the original Stargate] a trilogy. But now, after all this time, I couldn’t do a trilogy anymore, because the actors look totally different, and it would not work.”

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