NEVERTHRONERS! To your #got bunkers! This is going to be a rough one!
MGM and Warner Brothers are ready to head back through the Stargate for a new trilogy of films.
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin always envisioned the original 1994 Stargate film as the beginning of a trilogy, but due to rights issues they never got a chance to finish it. Both men were never quiet about their dislike for the various TV series that built upon their ideas, and they always wished they could finish the story the way they had envisioned it.
It looks like they will now get that chance.
MGM and Warner Brothers announced today that it is moving forward with a new trilogy that will see Emmerich will direct with Devlin producing. The timeline is a bit unclear as Emmerich is also currently in pre-production on ID Forever Part I and Part II, the sequels to Independence Day.
Here’s the thing, Stargate is the only good film either of these gentlemen have ever worked on. (Yep, I include Independence Day… I hate that movie with every fiber of my being) Emmerich has turned into an event film director who can’t find his way out of a wet paperbag when it comes to coherent story telling. My hope, and it is a small one, is that returning to the project that started his career may put him back on the right path.
Can they recapture the magic of Stargate? Only time will tell.