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“Battlestar Galactica” Movie To Be a Reimagining of the Story


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.

Are you guys fracking exciting for a “Battlestar Galactica” film? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Sources: Variety, E!

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  • Chudnado
    April 12, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Glenn Larson’s attempts to make a Battlestar Galactica movie go way further back than 2009. It’s almost like Dan Akroyd and Ghostbusters 3, every other year Glenn Larson says the movie’s almost ready to be go into production, and it always either falls apart or turns out to be him talking out of his ass. I would say I’ll believe its actually happening when we get a trailer.. but since Larson DID release a teaser trailer, with a release date, back in the late 90s and nothing came of it, I’ll have to say I’ll believe it when its in theaters.

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