Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica - In Pre-Production

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Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica - In Pre-Production

Post by SpaceshipGuru72 on Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:27 pm

It's official - director Bryan Singer has teamed up with Galactica creator Glen Larson. Pre-production on the big screen film is happening now. Universal Studios has a target date for release - Summer of 2012. You can thank the success of Ronald Moore/Sy-Fy Channel's BSG and JJ Abrams Trek reboot for this fast-tracking.

This BSG film has no connection to the Ronald Moore/Sy-Fy Channel version. It is likely a direct continuation sequel to the 1978 classic. That means we are likely to see actors from the 1978 version. Singer and Larson were poised to do a BSG tv series back in 2001. But then 9-11 happened and then the X-Men projects came. The Singer/Larson production was shelved despite several finished sets and props. It is likely that the new BSG film will make use of the same script done for the aborted 2001 tv series.

2001 script details are spotty. It involved the Battlestar Pegasus and Commander Cain looking for the Battlestar Galactica and Commander Adama. At least 5 to 20 years...er, uh...yahrens have passed since the Galactica and Pegasus parted ways in a desperate and daring battle against the alien Cylons (see classic episode The Living Legend Part 2). Other details involve Apollo or Starbuck in command of the Galactica. One pre-production image shows a battlestar rising from a jungle world. The hull of the battlestar is camoflaged green. Sorta like a cloaking device. The latest Cylon centurions are more gothic in their design. The Colonial Vipers have a new model dubbed the Scarlet class Viper.

Overall the new film will likely be less angst driven than the Moore/Sy-Fy version. The new film will likely be more swashbuckling in tone - more like Star Wars than Bladerunner. Looks like Larson is trying to have the last laugh. Universal Studios owns any BSG television rights while Larson owns any BSG theatrical film rights. One thing be for sure. The average tv/film audience will likely be very confused over which BSG is which. Sigh. Oh well we Inner-Geeks certainly understand the difference, right...RIGHT ???
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