News of another classic film getting the reboot treatment isn't exactly surprising or groundbreaking in our current Hollywood system, but the projects usually hinge upon a director building off the previous work of another. It's not often we hear of a director looking to reboot his own work, but has apparently been waxing nostalgic lately, as he's revealed to Digital Spy that he and co-pilot are planning on teaming back up to reboot their cult, sci-fi classic, Stargate.
The reboot, which we're calling Stargate Reboot for now (original, we know), will follow on the heels of Emmerich's long-gestating sequel to 1996's Independence Day, tongue-twistingly titled Independence Day Resurgence. Apparently, the director is loving the 90s lately and harvesting his own filmography for inspiration.
The project is still in the planning stages for now, but Emmerich says it looks like a go:
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.
So, not only are we getting a Stargate reboot, we're getting a trilogy out of it. Don't expect to see or reprising their roles, though. Time is a cruel mistress, according to the director:
The actors look totally different... it would not work.
Emmerich's latest, White House Down, is currently on its international tour. ID Forever will be in theaters on July 3rd, 2015 (of course), and Emmerich and Devlin will be jumping straight into the world of Stargate after that.
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