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There’s not a lot of intel on the planned Stargate movie trilogy just yet, but that won’t stop us from some speculation and educated guess-work! Let us know your thoughts below, and stick with GateWorld for the official answers as they are announced.
Here’s what we know about the timing of the first in the trilogy: Roland Emmerich (who also directed 1994’s Stargate) will direct the film. He is currently shooting the period drama Stonewall, and is in pre-production on back-to-back sequels to Independence Day (1996) for FOX: “ID Forever Part 1” and “ID Forever Part 2.”
The first of those sequels currently has a release date set for July 1, 2016. (It was originally scheduled for 2015, but last fall the studio pushed it back a full year.)
Directors work on more than one movie at a time, of course, because movies are always at various stages of the production process. Right now Stargate needs a script written (which Emmerich may well be a part of). But generally speaking, for the months where a film is actively shooting, it’s pretty all-consuming for the director.
So we’re guessing that the timeline for Stargate looks something like this: a script by 2015, shooting in 2016, and a release no sooner than the summer of 2017.
That will require no major delays on studio approvals for the script, or in the casting process. It might also require Emmerich to fit in the first new Stargate pic before rolling into active production on “ID Forever Part 2.”
What’s next? Watch for news about that script being completed and submitted to MGM and Warner Bros. Until that first big step is done, setting a target release date will probably have to wait.
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