Saturday, 20 February 2016

Battlestar Galactica movie moving forward with new producers

After several false starts, Universal Pictures are finally pushing ahead with a movie version of the acclaimed science fiction franchise Battlestar Galactica, and now news arrives via Variety that Michael De Luca (The Social Network), Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) have all boarded as producers.

Battlestar Galactica originated as a TV series in 1978, followed by a short second series entitled Galactica in 1980. It is probably best known now, however, for the 2003 three hour miniseries and 2004 follow-up series, which won huge critical acclaim and enjoyed a healthy life as boxsets.

Various other spin-offs and web series have followed, but a movie version has never materialised until now.

All the incarnations of the show detailed the Twelve Colonies in a distant futuristic outpost of the universe – the early noughties show focused on the near extinct human race, on the hunt for a mythical planet known as Earth.

There is no word on cast, director, or release date yet, but the fact that three high profile producers are now involved means the wheels seem to be turning on this one. As always, watch this space.

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