Stargate Remake Officially Announced
By Drax Largo on May 30th, 2014
Even though there were rumblings about this last fall, MGM and Warner Bros. officially announced today their plans to remake Stargate.
Released in 1994, Stargate told the story of an interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, that leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. Killing and maiming soon followed. It grossed nearly $200 million at the global box office and four television spin-offs were produced soon after, most of which are still playing in syndication today.
As for the current remake plans, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich – the producers, screenwriters and director (Emmerich) of the original – offered the following:
“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home.”
Roland Emmerich will direct again, with MGM’s Jonathan Glickman overseeing the project with Warner Bros’ Greg Silverman.
No ETA of when we can expect this sucker in theatres.