Actress Amanda Tapping shares her thoughts on the new Stargate film and reveals whether or not she will be involved.
After a successful television run Stargate is returning to the big screen but this time it's getting rebooted and starting with a clean slate. There was a while where rumors circulated that the new film would be a direct sequel of the original 1994 film but those plans have unfortunately been put aside.
Recently, The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newpaper, was able to catch up with actress/director Amanda Tapping who played Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis for over a decade. During their interview they were able to ask Tapping about producers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich’s plans to reboot the franchise with a new film and whether she would be involved with the project. Tapping responded by saying,
"“Interest? Yes. Involvement? No. Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich have taken the property back. I don’t think they disliked the television series so much. But it wasn’t their vision. The rights had gone to MGM. Brad Wright and Jon Glassner got a hold of it and ran with it, successfully. I mean: 17 seasons of television. But I think Emmerich and Devlin are probably happy to have it back. Certainly no one has been calling any of the Stargate actors, saying, ‘Hey. I’ve got a part for you.’ It would be nice, but no.”"The Stargate franchise had a very sucessful run with three shows Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, and Stargate Universe. Although Stargate Universe was the least popular of the three shows, it was still very sad to see the franchise end when it was taken off the air. Now that the shows are finished and Devlin and Emmerich hold the rights they are looking to bring back their creative vision in hope that fans will return to the franchise they loved.
Actor Michael Shanks also spoke about the reboot recently stating that he is excited for the return but has no part in it at the moment. So it seems like this reboot will move forward without the television cast. Who knows, maybe they'll get a small cameo role later on.
I am a huge Stargate fan and would love to see the franchise return. It's a shame that the show will be put to the side however. Are you happy that a new film is being developed? What kinds of stories would you like to see in the new reboot?
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Source: The Globe and Mail