Stargate is coming back to life with some help from its original director. Roland Emmerich directed and co-wrote the original film, and is now returning to the franchise with a rebooted trilogy he’s making with Dean Devlin.
The original film spawned a number of classic sci-fi TV shows including Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Universe and Stargate: Atlantis, though all are off the air now. It’s curious that the series is returning back to its film roots rather than making its way to TV, given the relative shortage of good space shows on television these days.
Said Emmerich and Devlin: “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.”
The films will obviously feature an entirely new cast, but the opportunity is likely there for cameos and fan service.
What do you think? Is a Stargate film series a good idea, or should it be coming back to life as a show?
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