I just re-watched the Roland Emmerich Stargate sci-fi classic over the weekend, and lemme tell you something: that flick holds up pretty well. This Renegade Reporter dug not only the performances of James Spader and the iconic Kurt Russell but also the sense of science (as far fetched as it was) and discovery conveyed in the film’s opening half. We’ve all heard that director Roland Emmerich plans to revisit his popular Independence Day with a sequel; now word has come in that he plans to do the same for the Stargate property.
This isn’t exactly a new thought; back in 2012, screenwriter and producer Dean Devlin stated that he and Emmerich has originally planned for Stargate to be a the first in a series of movies. Although the film never got a Hollywood sequel, the idea endured in television format under the Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe monikers for some time. Now, via an interview with Digital Spy, Emmerich indicates that the crew plans to go back and reboot Stargate in cinematic format with a full blown trilogy, as originally intended:
“We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot… and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.”
ID4 Part 2 seems to be likely for a 2016 release. With the word “reboot” being bandied around for the Roland Emmerich Stargate property it is somewhat safe to assume that Russell and Spader won’t be coming back for another go through the chevron activated device, so timing isn’t everything in this case. The whole idea itself isn’t too farfetched at all considering that Stargate grossed almost $197M worldwide and $71M in the States back in 1994. What do you guys and gals think of the idea of rebooting Stargate (and a continuation of Independence Day, for that matter)?
Source: Digital Spy