AUGH! This is annoying.
“Stargate” movies delayed
The direct-to-home-theater “Stargate” movies are coming–but it’s going to take a bit longer than expected.
20th Century Fox told Gateworld that the first movie, “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” has been pushed back until early 2008 and that the next film “Stargate: Continuum” will also be delayed. Tentative release dates are now March and October of next year, respectively.
“Ark of Truth” is set to resolve the two-year long story arc concerning the Ori and was eagerly anticipated by “Stargate” fans. No official word yet on why the movies have been delayed. “The Ark of Truth” has been in post-production for several weeks now and “Continuum” just finished up principal filming a few weeks ago.
There is some good news for SG-1 fans. On his TV Guide Blog, actor Michael Shanks stated that should the movies perform well, the studio is interested in producing two direct-to-home-theater “Stargate SG-1″ films a year. Shanks told fans to “cross their fingers.” It probably wouldn’t hurt to buy the disc when it comes out either.
There is some speculation that the studio could order a third direct-to-home-theater “SG-1″ movie before the release of the “The Ark of Truth.”
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for any details and firm release dates as they become available.
What the delay may do, though, is provide some room in the Atlantis scripts for ‘teasers’ about the movies – just little mentions here and there about what’s going on in the Ori fight, potentially drumming up some further demand. That could be cool.
And if it gives them time for another “direct to home theater” project, I’m okay with that, too. Though I have no idea what format “direct to home theater” refers to.
[tags]Stargate SG-1, Ori, Atlantis, direct to DVD[/tags]