The 'Stargate' film reboot is dead

Producer confirms the project has fallen apart.

Published Thu, Nov 17 2016 6:23 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

While fans have been excited about the prospect of the 'Stargate' franchise hitting the big screen once again, co-creator Dean Devlin has some pretty bad news to report.

The 'Stargate' film reboot is dead |

Speaking with Empire, Devlin delivers the death blow for the project. "It looked good for a couple of months, but now it's not looking so good. There are just a lot of things that have to fire at the same time, and there was a moment where I thought it was all firing at the same time, and then it all kind of fell apart." While the Producer is certainly aware that there's still strong interest in the project, he's also keen to deliver something that will be liked - and that's the problem. Devlin continued "Listen, I think if we did Stargate right, the fans would like it and we could do something really good. But if we screw it up, they'll reject it. As they should. But I kind of don't want to do it if I think that we'll screw it up, and that's one of the things that's holding us back."

Director Roland Emmerich last spoke about the reboot earlier this year, ahead of the release of the disappointing 'Independence Day: Resurgence', when things were looking a lot rosier. The last spin-off series; 'Stargate Universe', ended its TV run over five years ago.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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