’Stargate’: Kurt Russell & James Spader Sci-Fi Revived For New Trilogy

Fri, May 30, 2014 2:31pm EDT by 7 Comments
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Are we teleporting back to the ’90s? ‘Stargate’ grossed over $200 million worldwide when it premiered in 1994, and now MGM and Warner Bros. want to recreate the magic!

MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin on the reboot of the hit sci-fi 1994 film, Stargate. The new plan is to turn this feature film into a trilogy — so will the original stars, Kurt Russell and James Spader, sign up for the three flicks?

‘Stargate’ To Make Huge Comeback

The idea for the return of Stargate has been floating around since September of last year, but now production is going forward and the major characters with it. The original movie, which came out in 1994, told the story of a group of scientists who discovered an interstellar transportation device in Egypt. The group meets a god named Ra on a distant planet who takes control of a nuclear device, and the scientists are forced to fight Ra in order to save all of mankind on planet earth.

The franchise was known to have a huge fan base back in the ’90s and the filmmakers definitely sound thrilled to take part in the experience all over again.

“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,” MGM chairman-CEO Gary Barber told Variety. “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”

“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,” said Roland and Dean in a press release.

MGM will be running production on the film, with Jonathan Glickman, president of the motion picture group, overseeing on behalf of MGM, and Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production, overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The focus now turns to casting. With Kurt and James both well into their fifties, Roland and Dean will definitely be looking for the next crop of young actors to follow in the actors’ footsteps and serve as the Stargate scientists.

What do you think HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see more Stargate on the big screen? Any casting suggestions?

– Brittany King

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Matt O'neil

Posted at 8:11 AM on July 7, 2014  

Coming soon to a cinema near YOU, starring Hugh Jackman as Colonel Jack O’Neill, Nicolas Cage as Doctor Daniel Jackson, Jackie Chan as Major Kowalski
and Vin Deisel as General West, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Skaara and featuring Angelina Jolie as Catherine Lanford and Tom Cruise as Ra (this last one prolly pretty close to the mark !) Enjoy !

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16yearoldstargatefan

Posted at 12:29 AM on June 1, 2014  

aww i hope they bring back SGA

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curlinggenius

Posted at 1:36 PM on May 31, 2014  

I just really hope they cast Micheal Shanks as Daniel. Or if they are not going to follow the TV universe then just make an entirely new Stargate team.

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josh

Posted at 5:48 AM on May 31, 2014  

yeah, they should totes just recast kurt russell with someone more likeable… maybe… someone like richard dean anderson?

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Anonymous

Posted at 9:27 PM on May 30, 2014  

I just hope that they make the new Stargate movies consistent with Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. I hate inconsistencies.

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1964Nickel (@1964Nickel)

Posted at 3:22 PM on May 30, 2014  

Except they are going to ignore the tv series’, so this won’t be universally accepted. A lot of fans like the universe created by the television shows.

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charmas

Posted at 2:37 PM on May 30, 2014  

I loved that movie. I’ll go see it

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