Roland Emmerich regisseert nieuwe Stargate-films


Regisseur Roland Emmerich en scenarist Dean Devlin gaan de Stargate-franchise nieuw leven in blazen. Ze willen een nieuwe trilogie maken. In een officiële aankondiging heeft Gary Barber, CEO van MGM, laten weten dat de eerste van drie aankomende films door Emmerich geregisseerd wordt:

“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.”

Emmerich en Devlin:

“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.”

Jonathan Glickman, voorzitter van de Motion Picture Group:

“For us at MGM, there was no version of us further developing the ‘Stargate’ franchise without Roland and Dean at the creative helm. This is their baby, and we cannot wait to bring their reenergized universe to the legions of fans around the world.”

Emmerich werkt op dit moment nog aan Stonewall en regisseert daarna Independence Day Forever.