Roland Emmerich is Rebooting the Stargate Franchise From Scratch

Gary Tokarski

We ve known that Roland Emmerich has been planning on continuing his 1994 film Stargate for a while, but while chatting with the press about Independence Day: Resurgence, he and producer Dean Devlin have been dropping some more hints about what s next for the franchise.

The pair have long talked about how the first film was conceived of as a trilogy, and according to Variety, they re working on the next film:

Now the duo are in active development on a reboot movie being produced by MGM and Warner Bros..

Woods and Nicolas Wright, and is intended to kickstart the franchise that Emmerich and Devlin always hoped to create.

It s not a story that can take place 20 years later.

This makes it appear as though the project will really remake the original film, starting with the discovery of the gate and the secret mission that travels out to an alien world.

Despite Emmerich noting that there could be elements of the film s television sequel in the new film, Devlin said that they ll be side-stepping the television universe:

Now that the pair are back on board, the franchise will sidestep the continuity of the series, but not because of sour grapes, Devlin insists.

Gary Tokarski
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