Dean Devlin, co-creator of the 1994 film Stargate, spoke recently about his plans to reboot and finish what he had set out to do way back in 1994 - and turn the franchise into a trilogy of movies.
The original movie was released to moderate success and at the time with a $200 million box office, should have spawned an automatic sequel. Instead it was re-purposed into a series of successful television shows. Stargate SG-1:
...which subsequently had two spinoffs Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. The latter of which folded after two seasons and marked the last time the Stargate universe was in production.
In this recent interview with the co-creator, Devlin, we see how the original movie was always supposed to be a trilogy and his plans to revisit the material and finish what he started.
Find out what he had to say below:
We did the original Stargate as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers who were frightened the movie might not do well sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.
Of all the projects I’ve ever done, Stargate is the only one from the beginning intended to be a trilogy. We always wanted to do parts two and three, but the thinking was they didn’t want to do anything other than the TV series. So literally for 20 years I’ve been chasing this project. Twenty years later, we can’t really do part two. We have to start over from the beginning. So let’s reboot the series, put in all the things we couldn’t the first time, and set it up properly.
In this age of reboots, where we seem to need immediate amnesia, I'm sure there's bound to be room for a reboot from the nineties in there somewhere; Spiderman didn't waste anytime so why should Stargate?
Similar to that of [Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) and [Star Trek Into Darkness](movie:37722) these franchises now have a wealth of expanded universe material from which to pull plot lines and potential story arcs. Not to mention these are usually made by fans for the fans and can make for some very satisfactory story lines when it comes to pleasing fans. Here's hoping.
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Source: Portland Business Journal