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Emmerich To Helm New "Stargate" Trilogy

By Garth Franklin Friday May 30th 2014 03:45AM

Get ready for more "Stargate" as the original film's director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin are partnering with MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures on a reboot of their sci-fi feature hit.

The plan is to kick off a proposed trilogy that reboots the 1994 film about an ancient artifact in Egypt which turns out to have the ability to create a wormhole between worlds.

Kurt Russell and James Spader starred in the original which went on to gross over $200 million worldwide. Emmerich and Devlin weren't a part of the three subsequent TV spin-off series including the ten season-long "Stargate: SG-1", the five season-long "Stargate: Atlantis" and the two season-long "Stargate: Universe".

MGM chairman-CEO Gary Barber said in a statement: "We couldn't be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original 'Stargate,' to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations. 'Stargate' is one of the biggest titles in MGM's vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate."

Source: Variety

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