While 1994’s “Stargate” film inspired the popular TV spin-off franchise, filmmaker Roland Emmerich was not involved in the small screen version.
Indeed, Emmerich and writer Dean Devlin had originally planned a trilogy of which the 1994 film was the first. Too much time has passed though to bring back actors like Kurt Russell and James Spader.
Instead, Emmerich says he’s considering a big screen reboot of the franchise, and idea which he tells Digital Spy that rights owner MGM is interested in:
“I originally wanted to make it a trilogy. Now, after all this time, I couldn’t do a trilogy anymore. Because the actors look totally different. That would not work.
We are talking…We went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to do a sequel, but as a reboot. We want to reboot it as a movie, and then do three parts. And that’s what we’re doing right now. Pretty soon, we are going to have to look for a writer and star.”
It’s not known at this time if he will return to direct, or only serve as a producer on the project.