Well it looks as if the new take on ‘Battlestar Galactica’ has found a writer. After the quite amazing four season ‘Battlestar Galactica’ that ran on Syfy you might think it was still too soon to have a reboot of the franchise come about. You’d be correct if you thought that it was being planned for television and Universal already has its sights set on relaunching the series though at this time in film format. So who is the scribe for what seems to be a rather risky creation after how well received (aside from the ending for some) you may ask? Well its Jack Paglen who is jumping into science fiction in a big way.
You may not be overly familiar with Jack Paglen but he is the writer for the script of the upcoming Johnny Depp headlining film, ‘Transcendence‘. Not only that, but with how well he has done there he had already been tapped to also work on finishing up the script for the sequel of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus‘ which is aiming to begin production this fall.
So where will we be going with ‘Battlestar Galactica’ this time around? Sadly this won’t be a return to Edward James Olmos as Admiral Adama and probably won’t even be shot in the same themes of the smash hit. It looks as if the original series creator Glen Larson is attached to produce the film so if we’re going to be getting any similarities from the pre-existing shows it’ll be from the original. While long time fans might be happy about that the dark and gritty nature of the last reboot, it resonated with the younger generation that will be eager to see more of the war with the Cylons so it’ll be interesting to see how they deal with another take on the series.
While a new writer has been announced we aren’t sure if Bryan Singer (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer‘) is still attached to direct the film as he previously had been. He is a little busy these days with a certain set of mutants.
Are you looking forward to a new movie version of ‘Battlestar Galactica’? Would you rather see it based off of the original show, the recent Syfy run, something completely new, or are you wondering what the frak they are thinking even rebooting it so soon? Share your thoughts below!