Warner Bros. and MGM are set to develop a new trilogy based on the 1994 sci-fi adventure film Stargate. The co-writer and director of the original film, Roland Emmerich, will direct the new trilogy, and his long time producing partner Dean Devlin will obviously produce.
This is a project that Emmerich and Devlin have been working on for years. I guess the studios like their pitch. Over a year ago the director had this to say:
"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."
I've always liked the concept of Stargate. The first movie was really cool, and I enjoyed watching the many TV series on the SyFy Channel. I'm really interested to see what they have planned for the new trilogy, but they've got a fun world to play with, so let's hope they make the best of it.
Emmerich is currently shooting the drama Stonewall, which is set amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. He is also in pre-production on ID Forever Part I and Part II, which are back-to-back sequels to his classic alien invasion film, Independence Day.