Director Roland Emmerich is not only working on developing a sequel to Independence Day, he's also moving forward on developing a reboot to his sci-fi classic Stargate. The director first made mention of a possible reboot/sequel a year ago when he said,
"Stargate has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell."
Now in a recent interview with Digital Spy, he says they've been discussing the project with the studio, and they will start looking for a writer to take on the script!
"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."
They've got big plans for this franchise, and I hope they can actually get it off the ground. Stargate was always such a cool concept, and the many TV series helped grow an audience for it. I think there's a big market for some more Stargate movies, and if they are made, I bet they could end up being very successful.
Are you excited about the prospect of a possible new Stargate trilogy?