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'Stargate' Remake Finds Its Writers (Exclusive)
Stargate, the relaunch of the 1990s Roland Emmerich sci-fi film property from MGM and Warner Bros., has found its writers.
Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in final negotiations to pen the script of what is intended to be the first of a trilogy that Emmerich is slated to direct. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original movie with Emmerich, is producing.
The duo are relatively new writers and they recently worked with Emmerich writing on Fox’s Independence Day 2, with the studio greenlighting the movie off their draft. Emmerich warmed up to Wright and Woods when his Centropolis Entertainment banner picked up a secret action thriller from the duo.
Stargate told of the discovery of a circular device that creates a wormhole allowing for scientists and military person to a distant world, where they discover an enslaved people who are descendants from ancient Egyptians.
The movie, which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, launched several TV series.
Wright and Woods are repped by WME. Wright is additionally repped by Mel McKeon and Laura Myones at McKeon-Myones Management. Woods is managed by Christina Karakasidis at Thruline Entertainment.