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April 18, 2011

'Stargate Universe' movie plans canned

News means the long-running sci-fi saga is effectively over

'Stargate Universe' movie plans canned

The planned movie version of Stargate Universe has been cancelled. The newest iteration of the long-running sci-fi franchise, which starred Robert Carlyle, was cancelled last year after two seasons, but plans were afoot to finish the story with a big screen conclusion.

However, writer Brad Wright confirmed at the Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver that the movie is now effectively dead. He said: "We just recently found out that the SGU movie is not going to happen. It took too long. We just couldn’t get it together in time, and the window was now closed."

The news means that after almost two decades there is no new Stargate in production. Wright continued: It’s actually sad for me because after 17 years, I’m clearing out my desk tomorrow morning."

However, Wright insisted that Stargate, which spanned a movie and three TV versions in Stargate: SG1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe may still have a future. He said: "It’s a franchise. Stargate is not over. Somebody smart from MGM is going to figure it out, and something will happen."

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