MGM Greenlights New ‘Stargate’ Movies

Jan 15, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced Monday its plans to relaunch the “Stargate SG-1” franchise with two movies based on the sci-fi series.

The first installment, “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” promises fans closure to the Ori saga from the past two seasons of the show. In the second follow-up film, “Stargate: Continuum,” the SG-1 crew will encounter new challenges as they journey through the galaxies.

“Stargate SG-1” stars Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, and Michael Shanks. The cast is tapped to reprise their roles from the series in the films.

“‘Stargate SG-1’ is to MGM Television what the ‘James Bond,’ ‘Pink Panther,’ and the ‘Rocky’ franchises are to our feature film unit,” said Charles Cohen, senior executive VP of MGM. “We are committed to continuing to release new SG-I content and its “Stargate Atlantis” spin-off, and we’re also steadfast in our dedication to extending the franchise. ‘Stargate’ is an indelible brand for MGM and we will support it well into the future.”

(Editor: Baumann)