Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin Rebooting ‘Stargate’ Franchise
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are planning to reboot the Stargate franchise – starting with a remake of their 1994 sci-fi film.
Independence Day: Resurgence is not the only franchise flick that Emmerich has in the pipeline. He and Devlin are now talking about reviving Stargate, which was originally conceived as a trilogy. The two never followed up after the original hit, and the backbone of the film was given a second life in the form of the Showtime series Stargate SG-1.
With the desire to tell the story that they had always planned on telling in the Stargate universe, Devlin has stated that they feel it’s imperative to start from scratch.
“It’s not a story that can take place 20 years later,” Devlin told Variety. “So the only way to really tell that trilogy is to go back from the beginning and start the story all over again.”
As for the TV adaptation of Stargate, Devlin added, “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.”