It looks as though the ‘Stargate’ reboot has found its writing team – Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods. And it seems it’s going to be the start of a trilogy…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Stargate’ reboot – directed by Roland Emmerich – has managed to secure its writing team.
“Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in final negotiations to pen the script of what is intended to be the first of a trilogy that Emmerich is slated to direct,” they explained. “Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original movie with Emmerich, is producing.”
“The duo are relatively new writers and they recently worked with Emmerich writing on Fox’s Independence Day 2, with the studio greenlighting the movie off their draft,” they add. “Emmerich warmed up to Wright and Woods when his Centropolis Entertainment banner picked up a secret action thriller from the duo.”
But what does this mean for the ‘Stargate’ franchise?
It’s been over twenty years since the original ‘Stargate’ – starring Kurt Russell and James Spader – appeared in cinemas. Chronicling the events of an expedition through a wormhole created by an ancient circular device, it was a triumph of science fiction. And it looks as though that world is about to be expanded with three new films.
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve headed back to the ‘Stargate’ universe. After all, the popular ‘Stargate SG-1’ brought us 10 whole seasons and two DVD movies exploring the galaxy through the stargates.
But will the upcoming ‘Stargate’ trilogy attempt to fit into the expanded universe or will it override everything we’ve seen so far?
I can’t help thinking that despite the popularity of the TV shows (and my own personal love of SG-1) they’re probably going to take the franchise in an entirely new direction. After all, original creators Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich had nothing to do with it.
Either way, it looks as though we finally get more ‘Stargate’. Whether or not it’s any good remains to be seen.
Are you looking forward to the new ‘Stargate’ movies? Do you think they’ll live up to the awesome TV series? Let us know what you think in the comments below…