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You've probably seen it all over the Internet, but here's the quote from Brad Wright in an interview with TV Deathray about what's happening with the SG-1 and SGA movies:

Are we going to see some of the developments of that episode maybe feed into an Atlantis or an SG-1 DVD movie down the line?

The only thing that is blocking the SG-1 movie or the Atlantis movie, the only thing, is the fact that the direct-to-DVD market has gone away. We were very fortunate with Ark of Truth and Continuum to be among the last very successful direct-to-DVD releases before it all stopped happening. The market has change, and it’s still changing, and it’s not what it was. And, of course, there have been very big changes at MGM that kind of added to that. But we had the intentions to make them. We were ready to go, and it was “Wait a while” and “We should wait a little longer,” and the climate never got better. We held on to a lot of stuff and were ready to go for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not gonna happen. We have a plan B, and I’ve been talking with MGM about it, and hopefully we’ll still get our chance.

Joseph Mallozzi also said something along these lines last summer:

When it gets made (and I say “when” and not “if”), fans will have Brad Wright to thank. As the movie’s co-writer and producer, he has been tireless in working to keep the project alive and in discussions. Even during these seemingly extended lulls where it may seem like progress has stalled and things have fallen silent, he’s been very vocal, pushing to ensure that fans of SG-1 get their movie. So, when it finally happens, you’ll have Brad Wright to thank.

There certainly seems to be an actual "Plan B"—at least for the SG-1 movie—happening. What do you think it is?

NOTE: Mallozzi and Mullie will be the producers of the SGA movie, so it is not something that Wright is working on at the moment. Brad Wright and Carl Binder wrote the SG-1 movie script.

Reference: Nothing has changed with regard to the SGA movie. It’s still in a holding pattern. As is the SG-1 movie. The only news is that there have been continued rumblings on the SG-1 front. ...Brad isn’t producing the Atlantis movie. He’s co-writing and exec. producing the SG-1 movie and, in his capacity as said movie’s Executive Producer, has lobbied hard to keep the project front and center and very much alive through this extended holding pattern. - Joseph Mallozzzi, June 18, 2010


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Oct. 7th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
My guess would be a funding by private investors outside the film/tv industry, possibly coupled with government arts grants, something like they've been doing with Sanctuary. Maybe the bit with MGM has to do with licensing? I'm just speculating though.
Oct. 7th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'd place my bet on a Skiffy movie so they can pony up some of the dough for production, but it's possible they may put it out as a TV movie elsewhere if they can get a better deal.

I think people are a bit leery of buying direct-to-DVD movies (beyond the usual kid movie sequels) because it's an unknown. They might rent it, but until they see it, how do they know it's worth purchasing? If it's on TV first, you get money from that, plus anything from sales or rentals.
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Some direct-to-DVD does pretty good, but Netflix is changing how folks watch. Yeah, I'd be quite happy with made-for-TV movie, but of better quality, then to DVD. I never thought they'd ever do theatrical as the audience is too small, and face it, once MGM gets back on its feet (latest news is Spyglass may merge into it) the Bond and hobbit flicks are the big ones, although I think they've probably lost Daniel Craig...
Nov. 22nd, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
SG1 and SGA Movies
Since MGM and Spyglass are merging hopefully soon the Green Light will be given for the movies to start. I am among the fans that want a Shepperd/Todd pairing.
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