Unless you’re Canadian or a basement-dwelling shut-in, Stargate was merely a badass 1994 James Spader / Kurt Russell vehicle that proved Roland Emmerich could make a good movie. If you are, however, Canadian and / or a complete shut-in, you’re probably still suffering from the scars of the abrupt and unresolved 2011 ending to the 17 season, 350+ episode Stargate Franchise (don’t worry, I am, too…in some ways). There’s good news for all of us, though — Emmerich has confirmed that he’s going to reboot the Stargate franchise as a brand new trilogy. Yeah.
Pretty sweet, right? I think so. So is Roly Poly Emmerich. He said in an interview with Digital Spy:
We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot… and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.
But what about a revival of the Spader / Russel double-threat that made the original so rad? Emmy’s not as stoked as I am, he addressed that very issue:
The actors look totally different… it would not work.
Major bummer. On the plus side, I doubt Richard Dean Anderson has changed all that much.