Emmerich Still Working Toward Stargate Movie ‘Reboot’
Is Stargate headed back to the big screen?
Roland Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original 1994 film, is optimistic that the pitch for a rebooted Stargate movie trilogy will go forward. But in a new interview with Digital Spy, he did not say that the studio has officially given the project a green light — contrary to what online news outlets are suggesting today.
We know that Emmerich and co-writer Dean Devlin haven’t given up on their hopes of a big-budget movie trilogy — which was their original plan before MGM acquired the rights to Stargate and turned it into a television franchise in 1997. The two have been talking about it for years, and the cancellation of the television franchise and the turn-over at MGM only breathed new life into the rumors.
The duo — who are also behind movies like Independence Day and 1998′s Godzilla — pitched their plan to MGM last year (story).
“We went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to them to do a sequel — but as a reboot, and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts,” Emmerich told Digital Spy. “And that’s what we’re doing right now. [We’ll] pretty soon have to look for a writer and start.”
Emmerich added that original film stars Kurt Russell and James Spader would not work for their plans to reboot the movies. “The actors look totally different,” he said. “It would not work.”
The proposed trilogy also would not have anything to do with SG-1 and the television continuity.
Know anything about a SG1 bluray release? I only see a possible season 1 on amazon...
There is still no set date yet as to when a bluray release of SG1 will happen. That’s partly due to the fact that most of the earlier seasons of SG1 weren’t shot in HD. So it would require a lot of money/time to remaster everything to fit the bluray quality.
Don’t worry I check all the time to see when this will happen. Hopefully MGM will make this happen asap. I want SG1 on bluray… that would be perfect.
You can get the complete Atlantis collection on bluray. As well as season 1 of SGU on bluray. Which reminds me they haven’t released seaosn 2 of SGU on bluray yet. Weird.
I will try to get more information as soon as its available.