Dean Devlin Talks Possible Stargate and Independence Day Sequels
While out doing the interview rounds for his new TNT TV show Leverage (check it out, it’s actually pretty decent), producer/writer Dean Devlin was asked about the future (if any) of two of his biggest hits, “Independence Day” (about an alien invasion) and “Stargate” (which was also kinda about an alien invasion). According to Devlin, while he and director Roland Emmerich (who directed both films) have some ideas for a Stargate sequel, it might not happen soon.
The problem with a Stargate sequel is that MGM won’t let them work on it while the TV versions of the movie are still running. Even with Stargate: Atlantis going off the air later this year, it’ll still pave the way for a third series starting in 2009, and a series of DVD movies with the Atlantis crew are in the works. Which means: No Stargate sequel for a long, long time.
Devlin was a little more upbeat about a possible “ID4″ sequel, though.
Via Skewed and Reviewed:
I know you get asked them a lot, but I would love to know what the future of more “Stargate” or “Independence Day” movies are.
Dean Devlin: Roland (Emmerich) and I had always planned to do three films and want to do more. MGM has said they want to play out the television series first so we are on the back burner.
As for “Independence Day” we never intended to do any films in that series beyond the first one. I think something may happen though as it seems a better idea now the further we get from 911. The visuals of the film would not be much fun in the wake of such a devastating tragedy but since time has passed and the bad guys are aliens and not terrorists perhaps it might be time to revisit it.
I don’t see how you can make a sequel to “ID4″, but I’m sure they can make it happen anyway. Another wave of alien invasion, perhaps? That might make sense. Good luck getting Will Smith back without promising him your first born, though, Dean.
Below: Note to Dean: Effeminate alien villains are not scary.