Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM's Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.
MGM will be running production on Stargate, with Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group overseeing the project on behalf of MGM and Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures, with select international territories to be handled by MGM.Read More
Roland Emmerich has acquired the screen rights for John Coe Robbins' historical novel Maya Lord for a feature adaptation.
The book tells the fact-based story of Gonzalo Guerrero, who was shipwrecked after a dangerous storm in 1511 and found himself on a mysterious shore in the New World. He and his Spanish crew members were enslaved by a Mayan tribe, and, after he sees no hope of escaping, the adventurer tries to find a way to advance in their society. When one of his fellow captives joins Cortes, Guerrero rises within the Mayan tribe to become one of their top warlords, as they try to turn away Cortes and other Spanish conquistadors. Gonzalo Guerrero eventually married the daughter of a Mayan chieftan, and is regarded as the father of the first Mestizo family, a term given to individuals of European and Native American descent.Read More
Jeremy Irvine has signed on to star in director Roland Emmerich's gay rights drama Stonewall.
The plot is based on the true story of the June 28, 1969 raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, a mafia-owned establishment that was a gathering place of homosexuals and transgenders of that area. The raid set off a violent series of riots and demonstrations and became a touchstone for the gay rights movement that is recognized still to this day. The plot centers on a young man (Jeremy Irvine) who must come to terms with his own political ideals in the face of this event.Read More
Singularity is in development .Read More
Stargate was a moderate hit for MGM back in 1994, bringing in $196 million at the worldwide box office. It never got a sequel, instead spawning a number of syndicated television spin-offs. That wasn't the original plan, though, as director and co-writer of the movie explains in a new interview.
Roland Emmerich claims he always had a trilogy in mind for the sci-fi epic, but that never came to fruition. While he is planning direct sequels to his other sci-fi hit Independence Day, he thinks its impossible to do the same with Stargate, as the original story's continuation needs to be immediate and the actors are far too old to return now.Read More
A sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day has long been in the planning stages, and as it stands now, we will be getting two back-to-back follow-ups with ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2, the first of which, as far as we can tell, is still being planned for a 2015 release. Though, that may change, pushing the release date of that first chapter to 2016.
Made for $130 million, After Earth was a domestic disaster, bringing in only $60.5 million at the box office. It has since gone onto earn $183 in foreign territories, for a total of $243 million worldwide. Not a total loss, but it certainly tarnished Will Smith's name as the king of the summer blockbuster. It's possible that he now wants to return for ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2 to restore some of that former glory. It's also possible that after he failed to open this sci-fi stinker, his asking price has been lowered.Read More
It isn't known when production will begin on ID Forever - Part 1
Independence Day: Resurgence comes to theaters June 24th, 2016.Read More
Sony Pictures has released the third trailer for Roland Emmerich's action thriller White House Down. Channing Tatum stars as John Cale, who after getting a job with Secret Service, finds himself protecting the President (Jamie Foxx) from an attack by a paramilitary group. Watch as he interviews for the job in this latest look.
White House Down was released June 28th, 2013.Read More