CURRENT STATUS: Cancelled. “The Stargate Reboot Film Has Fallen Apart.” More than two years after the Stargate feature film reboot was announced, writer-producer Dean Devlin stated that the window had closed and the film would not be moving forward at this time.
“It looked good for a couple of months, but now it’s not looking so good,” Devlin said. “There are just a lot of things that have to fire at the same time, and there was a moment where I thought it was all firing at the same time, and then it all kind of fell apart.”
“… I think if we did Stargate right, the fans would like it and we could do something really good. But if we screw it up, they’ll reject it. As they should. But I kind of don’t want to do it if I think that we’ll screw it up, and that’s one of the things that’s holding us back.”
Below you will find everything we have heard about the movie so far, starting with the earliest information.
NEWS & SPOILERS
We expect a largely new cast, though familiar faces (such as Kurt Russell's Jack O'Neil and James Spader's Daniel Jackson) could put in an appearance.
He explained that part of that is due to his own desire to do it right, to tell the story that he and director Roland Emmerich wanted to tell when the original Stargate movie was produced independently and then sold to MGM for distribution in 1994.
"It's one of the reasons I prefer to work independently," Devlin said. "Listen, I think if we did Stargate right, the fans would like it and we could do something really good. But if we screw it up, they'll reject it. As they should. But I kind of don't want to do it if I think that we'll screw it up, and that's one of the things that's holding us back." (Producer Dean Devlin, in an interview with Empire Magazine)
"... I don't know what the studio is planning in terms of doing [Independence Day 3] or continuing the franchise, I really have no idea. But if the franchise continues, it will be continuing without me. I really think that my time working at studios is over." (Producer Dean Devlin, in an interview with The Matthew Aaron Show)