Director of the 1994 Stargate movie starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, Roland Emmerich is back to take the Stargate reins in hand with plans to create a trilogy of movies to reboot the entire franchise. Emmerich recently sat down with Digital Spy and laid out that his original plan of a trilogy back in 1996 was nixed by MGM, which decided to take the franchise to television, creating the Stargate shows we’ve all come to know and love.
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Well it’s to be expected that Kurt Russell and James Spader won’t be back as their original characters with the time between the original movie and now. That doesn’t rule out either of them taking on another role in the movie, although it would most likely be a small role. Emmerich won’t want to confuse viewers any more than he has too with who is the true leads in the movie.
This pretty much kills any hopes fans had of a movie version of Stargate SG-1 or Stargate Atlantis coming to the big screen like Joss Whedon’s Firefly finally managed to do. The good news is that a successful trilogy could spark all kinds of new opportunities for the franchise in the form of television, books, web series etc.
What do you think about this news? Are you happy or bummed out, hopeful or pessimistic?
Via: Digital Spy