For those of you who have a ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Google alert set up, yes, there was talk of making the series into a motion picture back in 2009 with Bryan Singer attached as director. Then nothing for a while. Now Universal are finally back on the Battlestar ship and firmly Caprica bound with Jack Paglen, whose first IMDb writing credit comes attached to the soon to be released Johnny Depp movie Transcendence, set to put together the script.
Word is that Glen A. Larson, creator of the original 1970s series, will produce with no word yet as to whether Ronald D. Moore, creator of the 2000s series will be involved. Considering the newest Battlestar (the “When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet – the last of humanity – as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth” one) also happens to be the most beloved, critically acclaimed and all round superior Battlestar not having locked down Ron yet does seem to be quite the frak up [fan buttholes tighten in anticipation].
Variety are reporting that for this version those working on it will be “aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story” [butthole tightening intensifies]. However, as is always the case when a show which has a cult following looks set to be turned into a movie, judgement is pending and breaths are being held. And if they ruin it? Shit will get frakked; no more Mr. Nice Gaius.