Finally, a Re-Imagining of 'Battlestar Galactica'

August 14, 2009


You'd really think someone would have put together an updated version of the 1978 series Battlestar Galactica by now, creating both a critical and ratings success for whatever thematically-appropriate cable network might have picked it up, but seeing that obviously no one has done that, Universal has attached Bryan Singer to write and produce a completely re-imagined BSG film. Says The Hollywood Reporter:

The deal hyper-jumps the development of "Galactica," for which Universal quietly picked up the movie rights in February from original show creator Glen A. Larson as the lauded Sci Fi series was wrapping up.

The deal also brings Singer back to a project he was close to getting off the ground at the beginning of the decade. Singer and Tom DeSanto were developing with USA for Fox TV a backdoor pilot that was intended to be a sequel to the 1978 series, but those were shelved after the attacks of Sept. 11.

(The premise involved a human civilization on 12 planets decimated from an attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons. Survivors are led by the starship Galactica in their attempt to find a mythic 13th planet named Earth.)

There is no script for the new "Galactica," though insiders have said the feature is to be a complete reimaginging and will stand separately.

Maybe something with Danny Trejo as some sort of space commander and Senator John McCain in an eye patch? Just some ideas. Completely original ideas.

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