May 30, 2014 | 6:48 a.m.

‘Stargate’: Roland Emmerich will direct first film in new trilogy

Roland Emmerich is ready to revisit one of his chief successes. The popcorn filmmaker is partnering with longtime collaborator Dean Devlin to launch a new trilogy of films that will reimagine 1994’s “Stargate,” the Kurt Russell/James Spader vehicle that spawned three spinoff TV series, as well as comics, video games and even a cartoon. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct, while Devlin is set to produce the new movies for MGM and Warner Bros., the studios announced Thursday. The project is one that Emmerich had expressed interest in pursuing last year. At an appearance at the 2013 Hero Complex Film Festival, the filmmaker said, “It doesn’t go to me unnoticed that most movies are sequels, the successful ones are all sequels or superhero movies. [‘Stargate’ is] such a beloved film and you […]
Sept. 06, 2013 | 4:06 p.m.

‘Stargate’ to get movie trilogy? Roland Emmerich plans a reboot

“Stargate” may be getting a reboot. Director Roland Emmerich, who co-created “Stargate” with Dean Devlin, says he wants to remake “Stargate” as a film trilogy. “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,” Emmerich told Digital Spy. “Pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.” But don’t expect James Spader, recently cast in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and Kurt Russell to reprise their roles from the 1994 sci-fi flick. “The actors look totally different,” Emmerich told Digital Spy. “It would not work.” The film, which Emmerich co-wrote with longtime collaborator Dean Devlin, spawned three spinoff TV series, as well as comics, video games and even a cartoon. “Stargate Universe,” the most recent TV […]
Aug. 30, 2010 | 11:22 a.m.

‘Lost’ Emmys go missing, but ’24,’ ‘Dexter’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ find theirs

First, “CSI” beat out “Stargate Universe,” “V” and “Caprica” for best special effects in a television series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards … then “Lost” was all but shut out at the Primetime Emmys. Not a great year for shows popular with the Comic-Con crowd. There were some positive developments, though. Jim Parsons’ turn as Sheldon in “The Big Bang Theory” netted a win for best comedy actor, and “Dexter” took home two awards — one for John Lithgow as best guest actor and one for best directing. Another show joining “Lost” off-air this season was “24.” Jack Bauer’s travails scored the show two Emmys in its farewell run: best original score and best sound editing for a series. The “CSI” win was interesting because anyone watching the special-effects TV race (and who wasn’t?!) may have wondered who would […]
July 30, 2010 | 1:18 p.m.

Robert Carlyle and David Blue on ‘Stargate,’ its future, and Comic-Con

Robert Carlyle and David Blue of Syfy's "Stargate Universe" had much different reactions when it came to Comic-Con International. Amidst all of the craziness (they were even doing press for "Let Me In" right next to us, for instance), we were able to sit down with them separately for extended (yeah, they are pretty long, but worth it) talks about their characters and show's development so far, the fandom and expectations, what's to come and more.
July 23, 2010 | 11:21 p.m.

COMIC-CON 2010: ‘Stargate Universe’ and ‘Caprica’ — a Syfy double feature

Yes, it was Friday morning at Comic-Con, but things got awfully heady in Ballroom 20 at Syfy’s back-to-back panels on “Stargate Universe” and “Caprica,” two shows, though, that fans might not see back on the air for some time. The “Caprica” panel, moderated by Hero Complex’s very own Geoff Boucher, dealt with themes of religion, polygamous marriage and what it means to be human — all of which are represented in some fashion on the series — with panelists who included executive producer David Eick and executive producer/creator Ronald Moore and actors Alessandra Torresani, Sasha Roiz, James Marsters and Magda Apanowicz. Of course, the deep conversation might have been helped by the fact that Eick and Moore opted to do a couple of shots from what appeared to be a bottle of tequila to kick off the festivities. (Sure, it’s […]
April 11, 2010 | 12:09 a.m.

‘Stargate Universe’s’ resident geek hero, David Blue

FIVE QUESTIONS: DAVID BLUE David Blue is every guy you run into at your local comic book store: funny, usually smart and a bit nerdy. All of that could be why he identifies (as do those around him) so well with his character Eli Wallace on Syfy’s “Stargate Universe.” With its darker tones and story lines, “Universe” strays a bit from the action-y comedic base of past “Stargate” endeavors, but it continues the franchise that started way back in 1994. Blue knows that he has stepped into a very well-known, well-chronicled sci-fi series, but he was giddy to do it. JP: What kind of experience with sci-fi do you have? David Blue: In general, I’ve loved movies and television my entire life. It’s one of the few things that Eli and I have in common. I watch almost everything. Sci-fi, in my mind, is always […]
April 03, 2010 | 12:33 a.m.

‘Stargate Universe’ introduces a bonafide alien-looking alien

Those who watched the first half of the first season of Syfy’s “Stargate Universe” probably noticed something a bit different about the spacefaring series from most others — no aliens. Yes, Robert Carlyle’s Dr. Rush and the rest are on an alien vessel, but (maybe due to their being in hyperspace a lot), had yet to face any external aliens besides a weird cloud of dust and a swarm of space bees. But that changes in this second half of the season, which launches Friday night. This crew, a mixture of a few military personnel and a lot of civilians, will have first contact with a very non-humanoid, non-friendly species. And here’s an exclusive look at the telepathic creatures: “Universe” co-creators Robert Cooper and Brad Wright wanted to make sure they established the crew on Destiny and the challenges they’d […]
Oct. 07, 2009 | 3:43 p.m.

Man who attacked ‘Stargate Atlantis’ star gets five-year prison sentence

A bit of criminal justice news today in Los Angeles that will interest fans of “Stargate Atlantis” and Jason Momoa, who played Ronon Dex on the SyFy series for 78 episodes and reprises the role in the upcoming made-for-TV film “Stargate: Extinction.” Our sister blog L.A. Now reports that the man who attacked Momoa at a local bar last year has been sentenced. There’s an excerpt below. A man who struck one of the stars of the TV show “Stargate Atlantis” in the face with a beer glass — and left the actor needing 140 stitches — pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to five years in state prison. In addition, Dominic Bando admitted an allegation of great bodily injury to actor Jason Momoa, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Guillermo Santiso.  THERE’S MORE, READ THE REST  — Geoff Boucher […]
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