A Complete ‘Stargate’ Reboot Would Be Pretty Sweet, Wouldn’t It?

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bill-swift - September 7, 2013

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, 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.

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