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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.