Stargate to Be Rebooted with New Trilogy
The 1994 film, "Stargate," originally starring James Spader and Kurt Russell, will be rebooted into a new trilogy. Roland Emmerich will return to direct the reboot of his own film, but there is no word on whether any of the stars are interested in reprising their roles.
"Stargate" followed a team of explorers, including linguist Daniel Jackson and Colonel Jack O'Neill, who went through a wormhole in a device called a Stargate that brought them to planets in other galaxies within seconds. They then fight against an alien race called the Goa'uld, loosely based on Egyptian mythology.
"Stargate" was a box office success, earning nearly $200 million worldwide. But although the film has something of a cult following, it wasn't particularly well-received by critics. It currently boasts a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the late and great Roger Ebert famously writing one of his worst reviews of all time:
The television series based on the film, "Stargate: SG-1," "Stargate: Atlantis," and "Stargate: Universe," were more acclaimed. At ten seasons, "SG-1" earned the distinction of being the longest-running North American science fiction television show of all time.
No details have been released regarding whether this new trilogy will completely reboot the mythology with entirely new characters, remake the original film, or follow the canonical events of the film and television shows.