As we mentioned previously, there’s currently a new Stargate trilogy in the works. But if you’re a fan of the 1994 film like me, you probably have a few questions bouncing around in your noggin’. For instance, how does this whole new trilogy fit with the existing storyline? Will there be more “it tastes like chicken” jokes this time around?
While I can’t answer those questions, Dean Devlin, the co-writer of the original movie, told The Portland Business Journal that the re-boot trilogy will basically be a whole new space-trekking beast:
The Stargate thing is a different story. We did the original Stargate as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers who were frightened the movie might not do well sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.
Of all the projects I’ve ever done, Stargate is the only one from the beginning intended to be a trilogy. We always wanted to do parts two and three, but the thinking was they didn’t want to do anything other than the TV series. So literally for 20 years I’ve been chasing this project. Twenty years later, we can’t really do part two. We have to start over from the beginning. So let’s reboot the series, put in all the things we couldn’t the first time, and set it up properly.
So basically Devlin is aiming for a fresh start that’s based on an original trilogy story that he never got to tell.
So I guess chicken jokes are basically a no-go, huh? Well, darn, I guess I can live with that. I’m looking forward to seeing what Devlin and the team cook up this time around. How about you guys?