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Exclusive: 'Stargate' to receive movie reboot, trilogy planned

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Roland Emmerich has confirmed that he intends to reboot the Stargate franchise as a new movie trilogy.

The White House Down filmmaker directed and co-wrote the original movie incarnation of Stargate in 1994.

Emmerich told Digital Spy: "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot... and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start."

Kurt Russell starring in 'Stargate' 1994

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Kurt Russell in 1994's Stargate



Plans to reunite stars Kurt Russell and James Spader for a sequel to Stargate, which spawned three television spinoff shows, have been scuppered by time according to Emmerich.

"The actors look totally different... it would not work," he stated.

The filmmaker has also confirmed to Digital Spy that Will Smith will shortly begin talks to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the upcoming sequel to Independence Day.

White House Down is released in UK cinemas on September 13.

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