In what is clearly a passion project, Dean Devlin (‘Independence Day‘,’Stargate’) is taking a refreshing new shot at his ‘Stargate‘ trilogy reboot with director Roland Emmerich. When I first heard that a reboot was in the works I was a little concerned that we might have something painful on our hands. After finding out that the original writer turned producer, Dean Devlin, was involved I became a little more interested. After what he’s said most recently on the project I can’t wait to see what he puts together!
While sitting down to talk about the project you can tell it is one that Devlin is passionate about. Will he be able to live up to what was repeated in the television series?
Here’s what Devlin had to say about this new project:
“The ‘Stargate’ thing is a different story. We did the original ‘Stargate’ as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers who were frightened the movie might not do well sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.
Of all the projects I’ve ever done, ‘Stargate’ is the only one from the beginning intended to be a trilogy. We always wanted to do parts two and three, but the thinking was they didn’t want to do anything other than the TV series. So literally for 20 years I’ve been chasing this project. Twenty years later, we can’t really do part two. We have to start over from the beginning. So let’s reboot the series, put in all the things we couldn’t the first time, and set it up properly.
Twenty years! That is how long it has been since we’ve had the original film! I can’t believe that much time has gone by already since our first trip to an Egyptian filled alien mythology that has kept us captivated for so long. I really want to know where this trilogy is going to go!
Are you excited about the new trilogy? Are you willing to give Devlin’s take a shot after wanting to put it together for the past twenty years or should they just find a way to bring back the series that made ‘Stargate’ even more popular? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Portland Business Journal