For those who have been eagerly following the saga of attempting to bring ‘Battlestar Galactica’ to the big screen, we have some solid news for you, though bear in mind it does not yet mean a green light for the film. Despite having landed some solid producers behind the project earlier this year (Scott Stuber of ’47 Ronin,’ Dylan Clark of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’), the film was still missing both a writer and a director, essential aspects for any production. Now, though, it seems the film has landed a writer in Lisa Joy, known most recently for her work writing and executive producing ‘Westworld‘ for HBO. As for a director, rumors are swirling that ‘Hunger Games’ franchise director Francis Lawrence is circling the project, though his involvement has yet to be confirmed.
Whether or not ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ needs a big screen reboot at this time is my question, as the most recent 2004 series (that ran for 4 seasons) was loved by fans and critics alike, trying to cram the entire saga into one 2 hour film does not seem like it is going to work. Never mind that this will be the third reboot of the series as even the 2004 version was just a reboot of the 1978 series that only ran for 21 episodes. The only credence to the constant reboots in my mind is an idea held in the show that time is cyclical, so each “reboot” could potentially just be the story repeating itself once more (though I’m not sure if that explanation will fly with the casual viewer).
What are your thoughts on a new ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ this time rebooted as a film? Is it too close to the 2004 series? Will we be constantly judging the movie against the greatness of the show? Share your opinions in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant
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