In 1994, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin made a movie that would later become a franchise of Universal proportions. Stargate was born. Grossing almost $200 million worldwide and spinning off to the tv series, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. Two other films had been made, The Ark of Truth in early 2008, which acted as a sequel to the SG-1 series and concluded the Ori arc from it, followed by Continuum in mid 2008. An animated series, Stargate Infinity, only lasted one year. The franchise also spilled over quite well into print media as there have been over 50 books released and short stories contained in the Stargate Magazine.
It was announced yesterday that Emmerich and Devlin will return to the Stargate franchise they created 20 years ago to reinvent it with hopes to turn it into an all new trilogy.
“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. ‘Stargate’ is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate,” said Barber.
“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,” Emmerich and Devlin said in a joint statement.