Big day for reboots. First it was Cliffhanger, and now MGM and Warner Bros. announced they are teaming with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to create a re-imagined trilogy based on the sci-fi hit Stargate, one of the biggest titles in the MGM library. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is on board to direct this one, with Devlin producing. Those two are already hard at work on a new version of Independence Day at Fox.
Sigh. See, here’s the thing: I don’t know too many Stargate fans who are really big fans of Roland Emmerich’s original film. Most fans I know like the film okay, and love Stargate SG1. Some, like me, love Stargate Atlantis even more. There are very few that love the movie and hate those two series. The problem is, Roland Emmerich never like the TV shows and wants to go a completely different direction. I have quite a bit of trepidation about this. I loved the TV shows so much and I’m not at all convinced that Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are going to give me what I want. And I think the problem with Stargate Universe was that the studio and creators started ignoring the fans. And that’s what I feel like is going on here. I don’t see Stargate have a lot of reach beyond those who are fans, so why are they going out of their way to tick us off?