Roland Emmerich is going to spend the next few years revisiting his own past, as he’s already planning sequels to Independence Day, and now it’s been revealed he’s teaming with MGM and Warner Bros. to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines his 1994 film Stargate.
There’s not too much info on how it will be reimagined, but Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin commented, “The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home.”
It’s not surprising Stargate is getting a remake, but it is a shock that Emmerich will direct it. However it’s not clear when he will get around to it, as the press release confirmed that, ‘He is also in pre-production on ID Forever – Part 1 and ID Forever – Part 2, back-to-back sequels to his hit film, Independence Day.’ That’s gonna take up a lot of his time.
He’s also currently shooting Stonewall, a drama about a young man’s political awakening amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which sparked a fight for equality and paved the way for the modern gay rights movement.