When Amazon Studios bought the legendary movie studio MGM last year, they bought a huge catalog of movie and television properties. Obviously, they weren’t just going to sit on those new acquisitions—not when there are always remakes and reboots to create!
According to Deadline, executives have been combing through that catalog, deciding which bits of intellectual property are best suited to being further developed—and sorting out the rights to said projects.
A handful of projects have been chosen for movie or TV development—and Stargate is among them.
Other marked-for-future-development properties include Robocop, Legally Blonde, Fame, Barbershop, The Magnificent Seven, Pink Panther and The Thomas Crown Affair. Creed has already been tapped to become a cinematic universe of its own.
The future potential of Stargate has been discussed for years and years, but the last related project to come to fruition was the brief web series Stargate Origins in 2018. Before Amazon bought MGM, there was talk of a Stargate revival featuring members of the Stargate SG-1 cast. Once upon a time, there were plans for a Stargate Extinction movie.
Deadline writes, “We hear A-list creative auspices have reached out to inquire about adapting MGM IP which they are fans of. Additionally, Amazon Studios also has been leaning on its own roster of talent for some projects.” But there are no details at all, yet, about who might be involved in any future Stargate projects. All Deadline says at this point is that “both film and TV installments are considered, with a movie likely going first.”
Keep your eyes on the stars for more details!