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'Stargate' reboot in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.

'Stargate' reboot in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) --A new movie trilogy based on the 1994 film "Stargate" is currently in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.
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Will Smith says he won't appear in 'Independence Day' sequel

Will Smith says he won't appear in 'Independence Day' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood film actor Will Smith has declined to star in the planned sequel to his 1996 blockbuster "Independence Day," Deadline.com reported.

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Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Director Roland Emmerich says he doesn't want Will Smith to headline his two "Independence Day" film sequels because Smith is "too big a star" now.

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Emmerich set for Shakespeare conference

Emmerich set for Shakespeare conference

PORTLAND, Ore., July 23 (UPI) -- Oregon's Concordia University says it plans to recognize German-born filmmaker Roland Emmerich with an arts award in September.
'2012' television series in the works

'2012' television series in the works

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- German-born director Roland Emmerich says a U.S. television series is being planned to follow up his new global disaster flick "2012."
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Cusack excited about Emmerich's '2012'

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Cusack says his upcoming role in director Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic epic "2012" should be a good career boost.

Peet to appear in Emmerich disaster film

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet reportedly will star alongside actor John Cusack in an upcoming Hollywood disaster movie from director Roland Emmerich.

'10,000 B.C.' squashes opposition

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- The prehistoric epic "10,000 B.C." burst into U.S. theaters this weekend, leading four new movies into the Top 10.

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Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich poses for pictures at the 10th Anniversary Party for Green Cross International and Global Green at Gotham Hall in New York on October 11, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Roland Emmerich (born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his disaster and action films. His films have earned over US$945 million during their theatrical runs in the United States, making him the eighteenth highest grossing director of all time.

Emmerich was born in Sindelfingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. As a youth, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America on vacations financed by his father, the wealthy founder of a garden machinery production company. In 1977, he began attending University of Television and Film Munich with the intention of studying to become a production designer. After watching Star Wars, he instead decided to enroll in the school's film director program. Required to create a short film as his final thesis in 1981, he wrote and directed The Noah's Ark Principle, which was eventually screened as the opening movie at the 1984 Berlin Film Festival.

In 1985, he founded Centropolis Film Productions (now Centropolis Entertainment) in partnership with his sister, producer Ute Emmerich, and directed his major film debut, a fantasy feature named Joey. He subsequently directed the 1987 comedy Hollywood-Monster and the 1990 science-fiction film Moon 44. Theatrically, these were only released in and nearby his native country, although Emmerich filmed them in English and went against conventional German styles in an attempt to appeal to a larger market. This subsequently resulted in Moon 44 being released direct-to-video in the U.S. in early 1991. Joey and Hollywood-Monster eventually also saw home video releases in the U.S. (as Making Contact and Ghost Chase, respectively) once Emmerich achieved more prominence in America.

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