Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in final negotiations to pen the script for the proposed reboot of the “Stargate” franchise at MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures.
The original film followed the discovery of a device that creates a wormhole allowing scientists and military person access to a distant world. There, they discover an enslaved people who are descendants from ancient Egyptians and worshipping an alien ‘Ra’.
The new film is intended to be the first of a trilogy that original 1994 “Stargate” film director Roland Emmerich is slated to helm. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original movie with Emmerich, is producing.
Wright and Woods have familiarity with reviving a famed 1990s sci-fi franchise, the pair recently worked with Emmerich on the script for the “Independence Day” sequel at 20th Century Fox. Their draft is the one that got the studio excited enough to green light that movie.
Source: Heat Vision