‘Stargate’ is Being Rebooted…By The Director of ‘Stargate’

By May 29, 2014

This is just plain weird.

Deadline is reporting that MGM and Warner Bros. have a new trilogy in mind based on the 1994 film Stargate, which spawned two movie sequels, three TV series, an animated show, books, comics, and more. The weird part? They’ve hired Roland Emmerich to direct and Dean Devlin to produce. In case you didn’t know, those are the guys responsible for the original movie to begin with. Emmerich and Devlin released a statement:

The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home.

Stargate 3

I’m sure there are some diehard Stargate fans out there who are thrilled to see the creators’ names attached to a reboot, but hasn’t the franchise earned a life of its own? This would be like if Disney hired George Lucas to write and direct a Star Wars reboot. These worlds have already been established and there’s enough room there for new filmmakers to come in and tell their own stories. If it’s the same guys who created the original, why wouldn’t they make another sequel? It just seems strange to me that the creators of a franchise would want to essentially erase their previous work by making a new movie that pretends none of the other stuff exists. If there are easter eggs referencing the first movie, it will be a sign that our culture is truly eating its own tail.

Do you want to see a Stargate reboot from the original creative team? Let us know below!

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  • RepliCarter

    Yes I would, but it is an interesting question on how they would continue it (book or movie). I am wondering who they would get to star in the movie. Kurt Russell again? Doubt it.

    • It definitely needs to be a Kurt Russell-type.

      • RepliCarter

        What do you wanna bet Channing Tatum gets it?