Dean Devlin, the writer and producer of the original Stargate movie, hasn’t given up on the idea of sequels to his 1994 feature film. He talked about the idea again in a new interview with Collider.
“We actually wrote it as a trilogy of movies, but we were never able to do parts two and three,” Devlin said. “So our hope is, now that the series is starting to wind down, that maybe it will be time to actually get to do parts two and three. We’re still hopeful that we’ll get to come back and tell the rest of that story.”
Stargate was directed by Roland Emmerich, and starred Kurt Russell as Colonel Jack O’Neil and James Spader as Dr. Daniel Jackson. Devlin said he would absolutely want to use the same actors. The movie was shot with a modest budget of $55 million, and released in October of 1994.
The film’s storyline was continued in five novels written by Bill McCay, but Devlin’s movies would take the story in a different direction. He’s also commented in years’ past that the films would ignore the TV series continuity, and that he thinks the two versions of Stargate could live side-by-side in the minds of audiences.
“I think it’ll change a little bit from our original idea since so many years have passed,” he said. “We wanted to explore the idea of how the Stargates were built originally, and where else in the universe they exist, and why they exist — and where else they exist on Earth. We had really planned out, as a trilogy of films, to allow this mythology to grow bigger and bigger.”
Watch the full video interview below — in which Devlin also talks about his hopes to turn 1996’s Independence Day into a trilogy, as well — courtesy of Collider.
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