Archive for August, 2009
Interest is peaked thanks to “Stargate: Universe,” and the scripts have been written, but it may be some time until the next Stargate films come to life on DVD.
According to SciFi Wire, “Stargate: Universe” executive producer Robert C. Cooper has penned film scripts for both “Stargate SG-1″ and “Stargate: Atlantis” but with all efforts being placed on the launch of the new television series this fall, production of these have been put on hold.
“We’re ready to go,” Cooper said. “We’re just waiting for the right opportunity.”
In the past, “Stargate SG-1” straight-to-DVD films were a lucrative venture, with “Continuum” and “The Ark of Truth” boasting solid sales. The industry has been hit hard financially, posing a challenge to any new productions in the once-successful DVD premiere market.
“We want to be successful with it,” Cooper explained. “The studio wants to be successful, and we really don’t want to proceed with something in the wrong climate, which I think financially it is right now.”
Fans of the Stargate franchise can be assured that these films not being produced will in no way affect this fall’s newest television offering, “Stargate: Universe”, as they are intended to be stand alone features.
“The ‘Atlantis’ one takes place shortly after the end of season five,” he explained. “‘SG-1′ … takes place sometime in an intermediary period when the SG-1 movies left off and when Universe began.”
The two-hour “Stargate: Universe” premiere airs Oct. 2 on Syfy.