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Universal Developing New Take on 'Battlestar Galactica' for Big Screen

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April 7, 2014
Source: Variety

Battlestar Galactica

Back in 2011, director Bryan Singer was said to be circling a big screen take on Battlestar Galactica, but in three years that project has never solidified. Now the sci-fi property is making moves towards a new version on the big screen again as Variety reports Universal is developing a "complete reimagining" of the franchise that found success on TV by way of SyFy. Transcendence writer Jack Paglen has been hired to write the film (he also worked on the original script for Prometheus 2) with original series creator Glen Larson producing. But at this point, that's all the solid information on the project that has been revealed.

For those who never engaged any of the various versions of Battlestar Galactica, the original series followed humans living on the Twelve Colonies planets and being engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons. The revamp in the early 2000s started as a miniseries but turned into a full series that ran for four seasons. Are there still fans who didn't get enough of Battlestar Galactica on TV that want to see the story retold on the big screen? Universal seems to think so. The project is early in development though, so we'll be waiting awhile to hear more. Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    After the TV Series, this never needs to be touched again.
    • Enola
      So Say We All
      • Joe Kundlak
        I agree. Wish they would continue developing the reimagined series either with parallel plotlines or prequels...
  • Nathan Williams
    Why?
  • TheOct8pus
    Frack!!
  • DarthVerous
    This is so not necessary. However, with the increase in bringing back life into certain franchises (aka: Star Trek, Star Wars, 24, Heroes, and yes... even Farscape) ... one can now only hope that Joss Whedon would be able to bring back Firefly past it's motion picture, while MGM tries another shot with Stargate. One can always hope... and my hopes are not that far from realistic.
    • Benjamin Hunter
      Wait, they're gonna do 24 again?
      • DarthVerous
        search the following on the net for more info - 24: Die Another Day, Heroes: Reborn in 2015 and "Farscape's Justin Monjo Is Writing A Screenplay For A TV Movie Spinoff"
  • Bl00dwerK
    Can't be worse than that melodramatic bullshit tv series...
  • avconsumer2
    Huh. Interesting.

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