Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced today their plans for two movies for the Stargate franchise.
The first of the two films is titled Stargate: The Ark of Truth and it will deal with the current running Ori plot, while the second film, Stargate: Continuum, will bring new challenges to the SG-1 crew.
Stars Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, and Michael Shanks are all tapped toreprise 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.”
From the MGM Press Release:
“Stargate: The Ark of Truth”
As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.
While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba’al, the last of the goa’uld system lords, Teal’c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what’s happened, a fleet of goa’uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba’al, his queen, Katesh, (Vala) and his first prime, Teal’c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the goa’uld.