Roland Emmerich is Planning a Stargate Reboot
September 06, 2013
In an interview with Digital Spy
, director Roland Emmerich mentioned that he's planning a reboot to the feature film Stargate
."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 co-wrote and directed the original 1994 film, which starred Kurt Russel, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, and Alexis Cruz. Though he originally planned the first film as a trilogy, he says they can't make a sequel to the original film because "the actors look totally different," hence the desire for a reboot.
At the time of its release, Stargate
grossed nearly $200 million at the global box office and four television spin-offs were made from the series afterward.