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New 'Stargate' film trilogy is happening with original director

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With wormhole-hopping sci-fi film Interstellar garnering buzz ahead of its November release, Warner Bros. and MGM want to get in on the action as well. The studios are planning a new film trilogy based on Stargate, says The Hollywood Reporter. The project is said to be based on the 1994 film, which led to comic books, novels, a video game tie-in, and TV spinoffs like Stargate SG-1, and Stargate: Atlantis.

Warner Bros. is bringing back Roland Emmerich, the director of the original Stargate, who will be joined by producer Dean Devlin, who's worked on films like Independence Day, and 1998's Godzilla. No word yet on whether any of the original actors like Kurt Russell or James Spader will be involved, or when the films are set to go into production. Both Emmerich and Devlin are currently spinning up on other film projects.