You might remember Battlestar Galactica as the cheesy '70s science fiction show that was in no way ripped off from Star Wars, or maybe you remember it as the gritty remake from a time before gritty remakes were cool (better known as 2003). Well it looks like studio bosses are set to start production on a brand new Battlestar Galactica movie.
The film is being produced by original series creator Glen A. Larson, who is opting to base the project on the original series rather than the 2003 remake. It has yet to be confirmed whether or not it will function as a sequel to the short-lived series, or whether it will be a full reboot with a brand new cast (Variety is reporting the latter).
A movie project has been in development hell for over a decade now, and once had Bryan Singer attached to direct. Considering Singer's commitments to the X-Men franchise it seems unlikely that he'll be involved, which is a shame considering his filmography pedigree.
As someone who loved the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica, I hope they don't produce an exact copy of the original series. The original series was so bloody cheesy and I have known people to be put off the new (brilliant) series as a result. I'd rather that didn't happen again.
Fortunately there are a number of franchises out there which have proven that TV can be adapted to the big screen with positive results, with the likes of Serenity, South Park, The Wrath of Khan, and The Naked Gun being some of the best examples. Will it be a masterpiece or will it suck? We'll have to wait and see. [Variety via Den of Geek]
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