The studios reportedly plan a new movie trilogy based on the original 1994 film. Director and writer Roland Emmerich will return to direct the reboot, while cowriter Dean Devlin has been brought on as producer. MGM chairman Gary Barber lauds the pair as the "world-class creators of the original Stargate," and says they will "bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations."
"The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for our trilogy," Emmerich and Devlin relate. "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."
The original movie starred James Spader as linguist Daniel Jackson, who discovers a "stargate" to distant worlds. Kurt Russell and Viveca Lindfors also star as Colonel Jack O'Neil and Dr. Catherine Langford.