Battlestar Galactica movie is back on

News Simon Brew
10 Feb 2016 - 06:22
Battlestar Galactica

The big screen take on Battlestar Galactica has taken a slow shuffle forward...

Well, the box office returns of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may just have had studios scrambling to their cupboards to see what sci-fi and space projects they have locked away there. Universal? It's found its long-in-gestation big screen take on Battlestar Galactica.

Once upon a time, Bryan Singer was set to bring this one to the screen, based more on the original television series than the Sci-Fi channel reboot. Singer, though, then rejoined the X-Men movie franchise (which has taken up a fair amount of his subsequent time), and his next film after this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Fox.

He remains involved with Battlestar Galactica we understand, and is still the only director we know of attached to the project. He's certainly still serving as executive producer at least.

But the latest news is that Universal has hired a producer to give the project a kickstart.

Michael De Luca, whose credits include The Social Network, the Fifty Shades films and Moneyball, is going to oversee this one. The latest draft of the screenplay was penned by Jack Paglen, who previously wrote Transcendence. And we're expecting real movement on the new Battlestar Galactica shortly.

More as we hear it. So say we all, right?

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