Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, who finally got the sequel to their 1996 sci-fi disaster film Independence Day into theaters 20 years later, are still planning to reboot their 1994 science fiction film Stargate.  Emmerich and Devlin announced their intention to reboot Stargate in 2014 (see "Remake of 'Stargate'"), but Emmerich, whose directorial plate is very full, told Variety, "It took very long for Independence Day, so it will probably also take equally long for Stargate."

Although the original Stargate movie was conceived as the first film of a trilogy, it didn’t spawn any film sequels, instead it spun off a small screen franchise that produced three Stargate TV series and more than 350 episodes.  Devlin told Variety that 20 years after the Stargate film debuted, things have changed in Hollywood: "Today, studios tend to not think of movies as trilogies or sequels (but) as cinematic universes," and the directing duo has reconfigured the Stargate stories they weren’t able to tell before into a new trilogy that "will let us finish telling our story."