MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that they are teaming with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to launch a new feature film trilogy that re-imagines the 1994 film ‘Stargate.’ Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct with Devlin back to produce.
“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home,” said Emmerich and Devlin.
“We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original Stargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations,” said MGM’s Chairman and CEO, Gary Barber. “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”
Greg Silverman of Warner Bros. added , “Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades.” He added, “Under the guidance of Roland and Dean, these new films will build upon the creativity and popularity of the first film, while delivering an original film-going experience for fans and those new to the franchise.”
The original film starred Kurt Russell and James Spader and grossed more than $200 million worldwide.