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MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures To Reboot STARGATE

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film STARGATE. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.

Barber said, “We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original Stargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations.” He added, “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”

“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,” said Emmerich and Devlin.

MGM will be running production on Stargate, with Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group overseeing the project on behalf of MGM and Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures, with select international territories to be handled by MGM.

Glickman said, “For us at MGM, there was no version of us further developing the Stargate franchise without Roland and Dean at the creative helm. This is their baby, and we cannot wait to bring their reenergized universe to the legions of fans around the world.”


Silverman said, “Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades.” He added, “Under the guidance of Roland and Dean, these new films will build upon the creativity and popularity of the first film, while delivering an original film-going experience for fans and those new to the franchise.”

The sci-fi film Stargate launched a worldwide phenomenon. At the time of its release, the film set the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in October and went on to gross nearly $200 million worldwide at the box office.

Emmerich is currently shooting STONEWALL, a drama about a young man’s political awakening amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which sparked a fight for equality and paved the way for the modern gay rights movement. He is also in pre-production on ID FOREVER PART I and PART II, back-to-back sequels to his hit film, INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Devlin is currently in pre-production on GEOSTORM, his feature directorial debut, which he co-wrote with Paul Guyot and is producing for Warner Bros. with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

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  1. MJ

    June 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    One movie… that spawned 3 TV series, and yet they want to reboot the original movie? While I’m all for new things in the Stargate universe it seems like a slap in the face to myself and other loyal fans to not only refuse to give us the promised SGA movies and properly finish SGU, but instead basically send a big screw you out to us. I appreciate that Emmerich & Devlin may not have liked the TV versions (and they are on record for that), but why would you alienate a built-in fanbase? We may not be as large as the Star Wars or Star Trek crowd, but we ARE world-wide!

  2. sally

    June 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t know what to add that MJ hasn’t already said (and said well!).

    Well, other than… ‘Thanks for the 17 years of loyalty, TV fans, but don’t let the door hit you in the face while we’re slamming it at it.’

  3. GV

    June 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    The Stargate franchise has long since moved on from that original movie. To just ignore 17 years of the television series’ is just plain insulting.

  4. Brenda

    June 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

    “Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades.”

    So, let’s just ignore all that and start over. Maybe I’ll just ignore the movie and watch my DVDs of the TV shows.

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