The Cylons are preparing for a huge comeback. Universal is working on a new Battlestar Galactica movie. Famous screenwriter has been tapped to both write and produce the franchise.
If there’s anyone prepared to explore a beloved franchise like Battlestar Galactica, it’s Simon Kinberg. He spent years building the backbone of the X-Men movies. He wrote sci-fi flicks like Jumper and Fantastic Four. Kinberg also produced features like The Martian and Deadpool. Kinberg’s got the experience to helm a project like this. And luckily he has already promised to remain faithful to the source material, too.
“Battlestar Galactica is one of the holy grails in science fiction, and I couldn’t be more excited about bringing something new to the franchise while honoring what’s made it so iconic and enduring. I’m so grateful that Dylan and my partners at Universal have trusted me with this incredible universe.”
WHERE IS THE PROJECT GOING TO KICK OFF FROM?
Fans of the series know that a feature film adaptation has been in the works at Universal. The project was planned for nearly a whole decade. Glen A. Larson negotiated adaptation rights with the studio back in 2009. Afterward, Universal brought on directors like Bryan Singer and Francis Lawrence. But they eventually turned down the job for other projects. Meanwhile, the script was continually re-written and tweaked over the years. Screenwriters like John Orloff, Jack Paglen, Lisa Joy, and Jay Basu have done their part. That changes with Kinberg though. He will reportedly start “from the ground up” with his script.
Kinberg will join producer Dylan Clark on the Battlestar Galactica movie as well. So far no director, release date, plot details, or cast and crew members have been unveiled.
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