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Roland Emmerich moving on Stargate reboot for a possible new trilogy

May. 29, 2014by:

In not so shocking news, it is now official that MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering with Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin on a reboot of their sci-fi hit STARGATE. Emmerich is set to direct with the idea to possibly turn the new film into the planned trilogy Emmerich mentioned late last year.

MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber said:

"We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original Stargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations, Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate."

The original film starred Kurt Russell and James Spader and revolves around a team of U.S. military professionals who discover and enter a wormhole to another planet. The movie grossed more than $200 million worldwide, and that was 20 years ago folks.

What's not surprising is that it's getting remade, what's surprising is that Emmerich is doing the work again. It’s a pretty good sci-fi adventure flick and actually worked better as a TV series if you ask me, so why return to this Emmerich? It was just earlier today when we told you that INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 aka ID4EVER is currently getting a rewrite and already has a 2016 release date.

The dude must have cloned himself. Emmerich is clearly passionate about the project it being his baby and all; I will be interested in what he does with new technology and what he might want to correct form the first film. Do you ever have those days where you just throw your hands up in the air and wave them around like you really do care? Why so many reboots?!

Do you have any hopes and dreams for this remake?

Source: The Wrap

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9:18AM on 05/30/2014
The one movie we do have is a mess and Emmerich couldn't direct his way out of a nutsack if the world's not ending. I truly don't understand how we get a successful TV show out of that steaming pile.
The one movie we do have is a mess and Emmerich couldn't direct his way out of a nutsack if the world's not ending. I truly don't understand how we get a successful TV show out of that steaming pile.
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7:59AM on 05/30/2014

JUST WHERE CAN THIS GO?

You'd think that the Stargate teet would be dry and the cow would be so far out to pasture that it's creative juices are completely exhausted. Also, is Hollywood so devoid of creative canon that we must continue to reboot? How about taking on the challenge of something new or at least untried. I'll wait 6 months and watch it on SyFy after it tanks. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll make a TV series and reboot that with an Atlantis spin-off. That would be awesome (sic).
You'd think that the Stargate teet would be dry and the cow would be so far out to pasture that it's creative juices are completely exhausted. Also, is Hollywood so devoid of creative canon that we must continue to reboot? How about taking on the challenge of something new or at least untried. I'll wait 6 months and watch it on SyFy after it tanks. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll make a TV series and reboot that with an Atlantis spin-off. That would be awesome (sic).
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5:43AM on 05/30/2014
This could be good if they avoid any stupid TV plot line cross over, have cameo's from the original cast and obviously do a different story than the original. But they probably won't they will end up doing the exact same story then after the first movie transition into SG1 and it will all just be a new rehash of the same ole with different faces. Boring.
This could be good if they avoid any stupid TV plot line cross over, have cameo's from the original cast and obviously do a different story than the original. But they probably won't they will end up doing the exact same story then after the first movie transition into SG1 and it will all just be a new rehash of the same ole with different faces. Boring.
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5:28AM on 05/30/2014
"Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGMs vast library" aka "We're just pulling anything and everything out of our vast library to reboot because we're creatively bankrupt."
"Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGMs vast library" aka "We're just pulling anything and everything out of our vast library to reboot because we're creatively bankrupt."
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4:44AM on 05/30/2014
Reboot meh! Emmerich meh!
Reboot meh! Emmerich meh!
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2:13AM on 05/30/2014
And an eventual Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones-style Latino spinoff: Stargate: SG-Juan.
And an eventual Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones-style Latino spinoff: Stargate: SG-Juan.
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12:08AM on 05/30/2014
can't they just make the SG: Atlantis and the SG1/Atlantis cross over movies they originally had planned. Scripts were done, cast is willing, stop all of this reboot nonsense MGM, SG1 was one of your most profitable series and you never recovered after it's cancellation.
can't they just make the SG: Atlantis and the SG1/Atlantis cross over movies they originally had planned. Scripts were done, cast is willing, stop all of this reboot nonsense MGM, SG1 was one of your most profitable series and you never recovered after it's cancellation.
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11:30PM on 05/29/2014
the only thing good about the original is kurt russell other then that i hated it so im ok with a reboot
the only thing good about the original is kurt russell other then that i hated it so im ok with a reboot
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10:38PM on 05/29/2014
I love the first movie.
I love the first movie.
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9:55PM on 05/29/2014
I think it's unwise to discard the original film. If they're to do a new trilogy, they ought to utilize the original film as a kind of distant prequel. A kind of Hobbit to a Lord of the Rings trilogy. (books not the films) They could bring in Russel to play the elder general in charge of the program, and have Spader living on some planet. Then bring in the new crew. This way they could hit the ground running rather than rehash an origin story, which was already done pretty well.
I think it's unwise to discard the original film. If they're to do a new trilogy, they ought to utilize the original film as a kind of distant prequel. A kind of Hobbit to a Lord of the Rings trilogy. (books not the films) They could bring in Russel to play the elder general in charge of the program, and have Spader living on some planet. Then bring in the new crew. This way they could hit the ground running rather than rehash an origin story, which was already done pretty well.
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9:10PM on 05/29/2014

How many other people

Think that the series began and ended with the one movie. For me Kurt Russell is Colonel Jack O'Neil....not MacGuyver. Im probably one of the few. I think its because the show looked so cheap for the first few years, where every planet looked like a Vancouver forest backlot. anyways, id be down for a reboot.
Think that the series began and ended with the one movie. For me Kurt Russell is Colonel Jack O'Neil....not MacGuyver. Im probably one of the few. I think its because the show looked so cheap for the first few years, where every planet looked like a Vancouver forest backlot. anyways, id be down for a reboot.
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9:05PM on 05/29/2014
There is no reason to reboot this. There are other ways to tell a Star Gate story, even toyed around with a couple of ideas for a story.
There is no reason to reboot this. There are other ways to tell a Star Gate story, even toyed around with a couple of ideas for a story.
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8:57PM on 05/29/2014
I'm pretty sure the post-credits scene on that one recent movie was inspired by Stargate. Guy even looked like Jaye Davison. For some reason, I'm not as opposed to a Stargate reboot as to a Cliffhanger one.
I'm pretty sure the post-credits scene on that one recent movie was inspired by Stargate. Guy even looked like Jaye Davison. For some reason, I'm not as opposed to a Stargate reboot as to a Cliffhanger one.
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9:20PM on 05/29/2014
please please please tell me your trolling... or that you're not talking about x-men
please please please tell me your trolling... or that you're not talking about x-men
10:37PM on 05/29/2014
It's a joke. For many who aren't familiar with the character of Apocalypse, what the post-credits scene for DOFP is bound to remind them of is Stargate. There have been many comments along the lines of "I have no idea who that is but it reminded me of Stargate." Thinking about this further however, there might be some truth to it: Apocalypse in the comics looks different from how he was portrayed in the post-credits scene; even his initial form as En Sabah Nur looks different; maybe Bryan
It's a joke. For many who aren't familiar with the character of Apocalypse, what the post-credits scene for DOFP is bound to remind them of is Stargate. There have been many comments along the lines of "I have no idea who that is but it reminded me of Stargate." Thinking about this further however, there might be some truth to it: Apocalypse in the comics looks different from how he was portrayed in the post-credits scene; even his initial form as En Sabah Nur looks different; maybe Bryan Singer was inspired by Stargate in some way by having his version of young Apocalypse look particularly androgynous. There's also the matter of author appeal *lawyers appear* We'll leave it at that.
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