I caused a bit of a fuss, with a twitter I sent out the other day about the subject, and thought I had better clarify.... I haven’t heard anything from anyone about an Atlantis film. I mean, I hear/read what you do (what, I can't be a nerd too!?) but nobody has approached me or talked specifics, either confirming or denying the possibility of a movie. When Atlantis
was first canceled, an SGA movie was talked about like it was a sure thing. That in not the case now. Knowing that, I’ve got to think that it’s not going to happen. Hopefully I will be proven wrong!
The cancellation of a television series is always a bit messy. I often end up feeling a bit bruised and sore during the process, and Atlantis is no exception. I'm finding that it's even harder with Stargate, as it's a franchise that dares to continue without me! (crazy I know!) I had such an amazing time on that show, so I'm very envious of other people experiencing it all for the first time, working in the same studios, spouting the same techno-babble and eating my donuts (see what I mean!) Having been so invested in a project and in such a fantastic role for so long, it's not easy going cold turkey! McKay Detox is a drag!...in fact I'm not sure I ever want to get rid of the guy entirely!
I have never denied that I am unhappy and sad that Atlantis is over. I hate not being able to play Rodney McKay anymore. But that's the life you lead as an actor. You ride into a show, you play your part, and then you're off again, looking for another show in need of a new character to cause trouble and screw it all up for everybody...my hope is that it will be the one I'm working on right now!
I’m very eager for this to work out. I've been developing a number of things since A Dog's Breakfast
but I am dying to get back, both behind, and in front of the camera (difficult to do simultaneously I'd have to say!) and be back as part of your regularly scheduled television programming. So please keep your fingers crossed and know that you'll be the first to know when I know something or know something is going to happen (if you know what I mean, you know?)...and certainly send word if there's something that you can help make happen!