News out of the Vancouver Stargate Convention is that Stargate SG-1, the television property which was the core of the popular franchise for ten years, will be back in ‘a new format.’
The comment was made off-handedly by independent producer Darren Thomas. He was speaking at an event which celebrated the release of a SG-1 smartphone app and confirmed the show would be back "in a new format." When asked for clarification, he said only that "plans are underway and I wish I could tell you more. The good news is that we will be unveiling something big at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego."
Of course, he could mean anything from a serialized CGI sequel to a video game, but I’m guessing that it is a comics line. Clearly, it wouldn’t be the first show with a huge fan-base to continue in the realm of comics once it was finally done with its television run. Also, the fact that the announcement is planned for Comic-Con is a bit of a hint, though comics are obviously not the only topic discussed at the convention.
There are also some clues SG-1 may be transformed into a new mobile platform video game. The Stargate fan blog GateWorldlooked up more about Thomas, and found this blurb on the webpage for his software development company: "Some of our first projects include building first person mobile games for an established franchise owned by a major U.S. film studio."
Interestingly enough, GateWorld spotted hiring notices describing the project as "an exciting Unity game for a major entertainment franchise." He could very well be talking about MGM and Stargate here, so I certainly wouldn’t discount the possibility.
However, I'm not exactly excited about the possibility of an SG-1 app, as I’ve never seen a first-person mobile game which was even remotely any good. It’s just, unfortunately, not the right place for that kind of title. I’d be much happier with a new comics line.
Whatever the new Stargate project is, we’ll find out in July at the SanDiego Comi-Con.