Roland Emmerich to Direct STARGATE Reboot

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After all of the rumors, talk and speculation, it was officially announced yesterday that director Roland Emmerich will be back at the helm of a new Stargate movie for MGM and Warner Bros.

Stargate news comes on the heels of update on the status of his much-anticipated Independence Day sequel.

The new Stargate reboot reportedly aims to be the launching pad of a new feature film trilogy. Producer Dean Devlin had this to say about the project:

“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.”

Since Emmerich is currently in production on his gay rights drama Stonewall, while simultaneously developing a new version of Independence Day at Fox (with Devlin, of course), it might be some time before he’s able to get to Stargate.

Starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, the original film  grossed nearly $200 million worldwide and has spawned three live-action television spin-offs, one animated series and two direct-to-DVD feature films.

The 1994 sci-fi revolves around a team of U.S. military professionals who discover and enter a wormhole to another planet.

I admit it’s a bit odd to have the same team making the new version of their own movie… Loved that movie.