No, Syfy isn't bringing back Stargate:Universe
. (Unfortunately) Nor are they creating any new spin-off series. In fact this has nothing to do with Syfy.
Dean Devlin told the Hollywood Reporter
, "Stargate has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing [parts] two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate
and tell the entire story we wanted to tell."
It's not clear exactly what prevented Devlin from doing the future films, but the fact that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had adapted the series to television, beginning with "SG-1" in 1997, probably had a lot to do with it.
Devlin's film, which was directed by Emmerich, starred Kurt Russell and James Spader and earned $196.6 million worldwide, easily making up its $55 million production budget.
When Showtime ordered a series based on the film a few years after its release, both Devlin and Emmerich refused to have their names associated with the project.
When "Stargate 2" is made could depend on what happens with the proposed "Independence Day" sequels.
"I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years, and we're very excited about the idea of doing it," Devlin said. "Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that's going to be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go."
Watch this space I guess.
What about it? Would that be cool with you if they took off on their own, erasing the Stargate
series, basing the new story on the events of the first film?