What’s old is new again.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that they’re teaming with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to launch a new film trilogy — one that might look a little familiar. The franchise will reimagine the 1994 film Stargate, a sci-fi adventure that starred Kurt Russell and James Spader. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, will once again be sitting in the director’s chair; Devlin will produce the remake.
“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,” Emmerich and Devlin said in a press release. “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.”
“Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades,” Warner Bros. President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in the release. “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.”
Back in 1994, Stargate set the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in October before the film grossed almost $200 million worldwide.