Sunday, 1 June 2014

We all new it was only a matter of time, so it comes as now surprise that the 90's science-fiction film, Stargate, is getting a remake. The original film released in 1994  centred around a circular device known as Stargate, which allowed people to be transported light years to different worlds. 

The 1994 film starred the likes of James Spader and Kurt Russell and was directed by Independence Day director, Roland Emmerich. Now news has surfaced that Emmerich is ready to go back to Stargate's universe and reboot the franchise. In a recent press release MGM and Warner Bros released the news with MGM's chairman and CEO, Gary Barber stated: "We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the originalStargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations.” He added, “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate.”

Despite the modern film goers dislike of remakes, this is good news. I remember watching the film as a kid, and the subsequent television series, and thinking Emmerich had a brilliant and interesting idea but the film failed to be as good as it's conceit. So second time around Emmerich could learn from his mistakes and create something really interesting. After all the best remakes should be remakes of film's that harboured interesting ideas but didn't quite manage to pull it off first time around and Stargate is a perfect example of that.

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