Roland Emmerich, director of 1994’s Stargate movie, has revealed he plans to reboot the franchise with a planned trilogy.
Speaking to Digital Spy, the Independence Day director said “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.”
However, fans of the original movie should be aware that James Spader and Kurt Russell will not be involved. “The actors look totally different… it would not work.”
The real question for fans, though, is what does this mean for the wider Stargate franchise, and is this the end of the incredible saga that began with Stargate SG-1?