Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are hard at work preparing to bring a new Stargate film to theaters over twenty years after the original.
Although the 1994 film spawned three television series (numbering over 350 episodes), Devlin says the new film will not be a continuation. Rather, it will be a complete reboot, going back to the beginning and telling the story as he and Emmerich always planned — as a trilogy.
Speaking to Variety, Devlin said:
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.
It was taken away from us, and it’s tough to have your children raised by other parents, even if they do a very good job. … For us, it’s not putting down what has been done. It’s to let us finish telling our story.
That being said, Devlin added that Stargate will have a much broader scope than the original.
Today, studios tend to not think of movies as trilogies or sequels (but) as cinematic universes. So as we’ve been developing it, we found all these avenues that allow it to expand. The foundation is exactly the same as what we wanted to do, but now the possibilities are much wider.
Maybe there will even be three more television series spawned from the trilogy.SuperFable