Battlestar Galactica movie comes back to life

News Simon Brew 8 Apr 2014 - 06:57
Battlestar Galactica

A fresh attempt begins, it seems, to get the Battlestar Galactica movie made...

The story so far on the Battlestar Galactica movie. A few years ago, it was revealed that director Bryan Singer was involved in the project. Singer's version would have been based, it seems, around the original TV show rather than the acclaimed Ronald D Moore reboot. And then Singer got the X-Men job again, and since then, very little has been heard of the project. Given that Singer is all but certain to direct X-Men: Apocalypse once he's done with X-Men: Days Of Future Past, that would see his schedule full through to mid-2016.

But it seems that Battlestar Galactica is now going to press ahead anyway, as apparently Universal is injecting new life into the project. As such, the studio has hired Jack Paglen to pen a screenplay for the film. Paglen has penned Transcendence, which arrives in cinemas later this month (he's also working on Prometheus 2), and he'll be working with the original series producer Glen Larson. Larson is producing this movie take too, having created Battlestar Galactica in the first place (he still holds the film rights to the show too, we understand).

It looks still that the more recent version of BSG is going to be ignored, as Variety reports that the film will be "a complete reimagining of the story". Variety doesn't mentioned whether Singer is involved or not, but it seems unlikely now.

More news on this one as we hear it...

Variety.

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