Universal announced on Monday they are making a “Battlestar Galactica” movie. However it will not be a continuation of the 2004 SyFy channel series, which was a reboot of the 1978 series, but rather a “complete reimagining of the story.
Jack Paglen, writer of the upcoming Johnny Depp science fiction film “Transcendece,” is attached to write the film. Glen Larson, creator of the ’78 series, is attached as a producer. No word on a direction, however back in 2009 when talks of a movie first started Bryan Singer’s name was discussed.
The original “Battlestar Galactica” series ran from 1978-1979 and spawned a short-lived sequel series “Galactica 1980.” In 2004 SyFy channel rebooted the show as a mini-series where it ran until 2009. The rebooted series received much critical acclaim and is seen as one of the greatest science fiction shows of all time. That series spawned the short-lived prequel series “Caprica.”
Paglen is also been hired to write the script for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel.
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