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Roland Emmerich Looking to Remake ‘Stargate’


Independence Day isn’t the only film from his past that Roland Emmerich wants to revisit. The White House Down director told Digital Spy he’s in talks to reboot his dimension-hopping sci-fi film Stargate.

“We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot … and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts,” Emmerich said. “Pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.”

The 1994 sci-fi film, written and directed by Emmeric, spawned a line of TV shows like Stargate: SG-1, Atlantis and Universe along with an animated series called Stargate: Infinity and a pair of straight-to-DVD movies named Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Continuum.

The original film starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, and revolved around the discovery of a Stargate, an ancient ring that allows wormhole travel between gates. Emmerich does not plan on going back to any of the original actors for the new film. “The actors look totally different … it would not work,” he said.


  • Guest

    Roland Emmerich announces that he has no new ideas. Or brands.

  • Guest

    what he said ^

  • darksparkimus

    What he said ^

  • Kabuce

    I don’t see a point to this, pretty sure each television series covered all that needed to be covered (with the exception of Universe, would have been nice to see that end properly). Does he plan to ignore the series altogether so he can farm from those ideas?

  • Happily LS

    Stargate, yes, Roland Emmerich, no.

  • The One and Only

    I’m for it. Was always interested to see what Devlin and Emmerich had planned for the next two parts of the “planned trilogy” that was in the cards before MGM went with the series. Although some fans of the series spinoffs might be a little bent out of shape on this. It’d be nice to see the franchise come back.

  • Tophman

    Meh, just give us a new Stargate movie banding together the cast of the 3 TV series (I think they’re mostly available) ;)…. and yes, Emmerich has no new ideas… so I’d rather he not touch this world which has grown beyond his little seed of a movie.

  • max powers

    I’m happy any new Stargate