The producers behind the long-running Stargate franchise seem to be just about as bummed out as we are that the Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis DVD movies announced so long ago haven’t come to fruition yet. (“Where are those d@&* movies?” has officially surpassed “When are we going to see the Furlings?” as the most asked question we receive from readers.)
Executive producer Brad Wright made a few comments about the state of the films — titled Stargate: Revolution and Stargate: Extinction, respectively — in a new interview with TV Deathray.
The gist: In spite of the demise of the direct-to-DVD market and MGM’s own financial strife, don’t count the Stargate movies out yet.
“The only thing that is blocking the SG-1 movie or the Atlantis movie, the only thing, is the fact that the direct-to-DVD market has gone away,” Wright said. “We were very fortunate with Ark of Truth and Continuum to be among the last very successful direct-to-DVD releases before it all stopped happening. The market has changed, and it’s still changing, and it’s not what it was. And, of course, there have been very big changes at MGM that kind of added to that.
“But we had the intentions to make them. We were ready to go, and it was ‘Wait a while’ and ‘We should wait a little longer’ — and the climate never got better. We held on to a lot of stuff and were ready to go for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not gonna happen. We have a plan B, and I’ve been talking with MGM about it, and hopefully we’ll still get our chance.”
Visit TV Deathray to find the complete interview, in which Wright also talks about Season Two of Stargate Universe and the big Atlantis crossover episode coming in the second half of the season!