Stargate movie reboot announced, Roland Emmerich directing

News Simon Brew 30 May 2014 - 06:29

A new trilogy of Stargate films are set to "reimagine" the original film. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are attached.

The immediate slate of director Roland Emmerich is now full of sequels to his earlier films. We've long known that Independence Day 2 is inching closer, with a release date set in 2016. But now it's been confirmed that we're getting a brand new trilogy of Stargate movies.

MGM and Warner Bros are backing the project, which is described as a new trilogy that "reimagines" 1994's original Stargate movie. It's also seeing Emmerich pairing up again with Dean Devlin. Devlin co-wrote and produced Stargate, whilst Emmerich co-wrote and directed.

Whilst there have been sequels to the original movie, there hasn't been one that made it to the inside of a cinema. As such, Stargate is best known for the three television series it inspired. Whether Emmerich and Devlin look more to those than their original film remains to be seen.

More news as we get it, but other commitments mean that the new Stargate is a good few years away yet.

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