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Stargate Franchise Expanding In All Directions
Friday, July 21, 2006 - reddit
Sci-Fi wire is reporting that Dean Devlin, co-writer and producer of the feature film, is working with MGM to develop two sequels to the original Stargate. Not just any sequels, the first movie was intended to be the first installment of a trilogy, which may now be realized.
“When we created the original Stargate, we always envisioned it as a trilogy, and, unfortunately, the way in which the movie got made, we didn't really have control over [it]," Devlin (The Triangle) said in an interview at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20. "We didn't have the ability to do two and three. MGM had then made a big commitment to doing the [SG-1] series, and they were worried that the movie could interfere with the series. Well, now that the series has run so successfully for so long and spawned a second series, and there's a whole new regime at MGM, they're not really worried about [it].”
Stargate stars James Spader and Kurt Russell have expressed interest in reprising their roles for the sequels. Devlin has made no efforts to hide his displeasure with how the SG-1 series has taken a different path than he had intended, and it's of little surprise that series will have no bearing on the new Stargate films.
There is no word on how this may effect the often rumored but yet to materialize SG-1 based feature film.
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