Stargate is coming back. (Yeah!) It’s a reboot. (Oh.) They’re planning a trilogy and it will be done by the original filmmakers. (Yeah!)
Despite “Resurgence” being Emmerich’s first official sequel, “Stargate” was initially conceived as part of a trilogy, Devlin says, “and because of what happened with the rights and changes at the studio and all kinds of strange things, we never got to do parts two and three.”
Now the duo are in active development on a reboot movie being produced by MGM and Warner Bros.. The film is being penned by “Resurgence” writers James A. 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. So the only way to really tell that trilogy is to go back from the beginning and start the story all over again,” Devlin says.
And because Hollywood doesn’t do “franchises” anymore, it’s being imagined as a “cinematic universe” so we can expect spinoffs? Hmm, not every story needs to have every possible thread mined for content.
In any case, Richard Dean Anderson will always be the definitive Jack O’Neill for me, although James Spader will always be Dr. Daniel Jackson. This is one I’ll be following.