If you’ve been hoping for an update on the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ reboot movie which is set to turn the TV series into a blockbuster franchise then you’re in luck! Francis Lawrence (‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, I Am Legend’) has given new details about the project!
Lawrence was asked if he was still working on the film and he responded:
“Yeah, I’m working on that, that’s something I’m developing. I’m working on that with Lisa Joy, who is one of the creators of “Westworld.” The original series was actually one of the first sets that I ever went on. I remember being a kid and loving that show and they were filming near my house, and my mom took me down there, and I got to try on a Cylon helmet.”
The creative team behind the movie are all fans of both series so expect plenty of fun little throwbacks, nods, and maybe even an Easter Egg or two:
“Oh of course! There will definitely be visual nods. We’re all fans of both series so there will definitely be nods, but for it to be worth doing for us, we have to have our own take on it. Without getting into too much detail, there is thematic kind of stuff to make it relevant today. What makes something interesting to do is if there’s a relevance to the world we live in now.”
While it is hard to make a space show without invoking “Star Wars” these days that won’t be the only focus:
“I also think it has to be about more than the A.I. of it all, as well. That’s an element, but I think we’ve found something else to say with it too, which I think is pretty cool.”
So there you have it, folks! We’re going to be getting a new series with a focus on A.I. which is very much a talked about issue in recent years. It will be interesting to see what else they bring to the table and what spin Lawrence will put on the source material to make it his own.
Are you looking forward to a set of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ films? Is rebooting the franchise the right way to go or should the studios have greenlit an original science fiction series? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Coming Soon