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Stargate set to Return

The Movie, not the TV Show

By Robert T. Trate     May 29, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Stargate will return to the big screen.
© MGM/ Warner Bros.

Stargate will return! No, not the hit TV show that ran for over years, the original film from 1994. That’s right Maniacs, MGM and Warner Bros will ignite a new series of films based on the original film by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. The good news, for fans of the original film, is that both Emmerich and Devlin are back as director and producer. 

The Hollywood Reporter had this to report: “MGM will be running production on Stargate, with Jonathan Glickman, president of the motion picture group, overseeing the project on behalf of MGM and Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production, overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Worldwide distribution will be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures, with select international territories to be handled by MGM”.

Whether or not James Spader, Kurt Russell, or anything from the TV series will be included has yet to be revealed. Sound off below Maniacs, are you ready for another Stargate?

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Sanity 5/29/2014 9:02:05 PM

 Based on the original film?  So...a sequel?  Or a total reboot?  I hope it's not a reboot.  Not that it hasn't been done for less deserving films.  A sequel would be great.

doublerdiner 5/29/2014 10:10:43 PM

 So many feelings...Loved the original movie when I was younger, had no interest in the television show at first because of how it didn't fit perfectly with the movie and the different actors. Have come to really love the show. Now a sequel to the movie? 

Ultimately, I guess I am curious and kind of excited about this. But my money says there is no way that Spader is coming back, and even if [SPOILERS] Jaye Davidson's character hadn't died, no way he'd come back either.
Kurt Russell might, he has no problem with sequels, even when they suck. Like Escape from LA.

I've sorted out my feelings, I'm cool with this. Bring on the Stargate!


Noovtere 5/29/2014 10:45:41 PM

The television show was infinitely better than the movie.  I have no desire to see another universe.  Spader is a great actor, but Michael Shanks totally owns that role.

Muenster 5/29/2014 10:51:27 PM

The good news, for fans of the original film, is that both Emmerich and Devlin are back as director and producer.

Oh yeah, that's good news for sure.

Emmerich had his chance to make a great film to tie in the Stargate Mythos with the film 10,000 BC and he blew it, much like he does his pretty boy buggery slaves.

... And I've never forgiven Devlin for than rank stank pap-smear called... I can't even say it!

But, hey... Maybe these two dullards can get it together once again to bring back Star-gate, b/c it looks like any future Stargate SG1 TV episodes and movies are not going to happen.

Hope it's not a reboot... Lord Xenu damn-it! I am so tired of that term being used for what are actually re-makes!

xpaladinx45 5/30/2014 6:23:36 AM

 Loved the movie when it came out, but grew to love the show cast MUCH more.  I have a feeling, while I'm excited to get some new stargate, that this will disappoint me

Tevii 5/30/2014 7:25:50 AM

 I love both the movie and the TV series. and as hard as it will be to let go of characters like Teal'c and Smantha Carter, I have always been curious about how the original trilogy was supposed to play out.

This new re-imagining of the Stargate universe might be able to give us a glimpse at that original idea



bulletproof007 5/30/2014 8:14:39 AM

 he'll yeah!!



karas1 5/30/2014 8:21:07 AM

After 10 years of Stargate SG-1. 5 years of Stargate Atlantis and 2 years of Stargate Universe you wonder how much story there is left to tell.

Redshirt1 5/30/2014 8:32:29 AM

I don't think this should be done, at least in this way. First off, the original movie was twenty years ago. To do a sequel based on the original movie doesn't seem to make sense. You wouldn't be able to use the original actors unless you are setting the time of the movie to match the real world time lapse. In which case you also have to provide a back story as to what's been happening the last twenty years to these character i.e. has Daniel Jackson been on Abydos this entire time. Was the Stargate program continued or mothballed? What has Jack O'Neill been doing for the last twenty years? 

Which brings me to my second issue. The pilot episode of Stargate SG-1 takes place a couple of years after Stargate the movie. It had many of the same characters, it explained what had happened to the characters and the Stargate program in the down time, it even had some actors reprise their roles from the original film, like Danel's wife, brother-in-law, and father-in-law.

It expanded the entire Stargate universe and each week provided more and more levels of depth to that universe. To do a sequel of the original movie that takes all of that history and continuity and basically says it didn't happen is a disservice to SG-1. I would rather see another small screen Stargate SG-1 movie like the other two. Or a big screen movie that carries on from where SG-1 left off. Perhaps it is a few years later with Samantha Carter now a General and in command of the SGC and a new SG-1 team, and appearances from O'Neill, Jackson and Teal'c.

horcruxx 5/30/2014 9:24:45 AM

 I wish they woul give a proper ending to Atlantis and Universe, this reboot looks interesting but I'm more of a SG 1 fan.

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