The filmmakers who introduced Stargate back in 1994 are reuniting for a film trilogy that will reboot the franchise.
The Wrap has confirmed that Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are returning to the franchise and Emmerich will direct the first installment in what will be a new trilogy:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.
Fans of the Stargate television series will obviously be disappointed that those characters won’t continue, but for those who preferred the original movie to the more light-hearted television shows this will be a chance to see the trilogy that was only once hinted at. There were books written that continued the story of the movie, ignoring the television canon, so it’s not known yet how much this reboot will adhere to what’s already out there.
No projected release date was mentioned, but it’ll obviously be after the two Independence Day sequels.