They want to use the actors from the original movie! Do they not understand the fans of any movie of this type will have it's fan base from the beloved show that has been airing for the last 10 years? Do they not understand that there is no one who can play "Jack" like Richard Dean Anderson and no one else could be "Daniel" but Michael Shanks? Never mind that the story line has morphed off into a completely different direction in the TV show than was intended in the movie. Never mind that we'll have two versions of Canon. Never mind that the other beloved characters like Sam, Teal'c, Hammond, and the Asgard aren't included in a project like this! Never mind, in their vision of things, Atlantis doesn't exist!
It's a HUGE slap in the face to 10 years of story telling saying in escense that it never really happened.
I sincerely hope they will lose a fortune on this venture if they do it, as those of us who love the TV show won't be going to see it. It will go the way of Star Trek - Nemesis, a box office bomb that flew in the face of everything that made Star Trek popular and is widely regarded in Trek circles as the movie that doesn't exist. But of course in the mean time, we'll be subjected to the crappy PR spin telling us all how great it is that the show we love is going to be trampled on."
I don't know what possessed them to think any Stargate fan would be okay with this. Why would they want to ignore Atlantis? Why not Richard Dean Anderson? Why not Michael Shanks? Haven't these PTB's realized we, the fans, spent the last 10 years making their show great? Didn't the fans make Atlantis a virtual overnight success? Sure both shows are awesome which makes them a hit, but without the fans the shows are nothing. So now they plan on shunning what the fans want! Do these people even care about the product they put out? Are they even fans?