The new Stargate feature film may get a nudge forward in its time table.
Writer-producer Dean Devlin tells Nerd Report that he and director Roland Emmerich are currently working on just one of the Independence Day sequels — and waiting on the third installment for now.
That means that when Stargate rolls around on Emmerich’s directing schedule, it may only have to wait for one Independence Day movie and not two.
“Unfortunately, we have to wait until we finish Independence Day for that,” Devlin said of the Stargate reboot. “Roland wants to direct that one too. Hopefully we go into that right afterwards.”
“He’d like to direct the first one. I don’t know if he wants to do all three but he definitely would like to do the first one.”
The delay on a third Independence Day is strategic, Devlin said: “We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested.
“I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by assuming that we could do two movies. We said you know what, let’s scale it down. Let’s first make sure that it works for everyone.”
ID Forever: Part 1 is currently scheduled to be released in the U.S. on June 24, 2016. So our guess that Stargate could arrive no earlier than the summer of 2017 is still holding.
Keep it locked on GateWorld for the latest on the planned trilogy of Stargate movies in the months to come!
(Thanks to Robert and Douglas for the tip!)