BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is one of those properties I’ve always heard a ton about but have never actually seen a second of. I know it’s been adapted several times in various forms. Well, if it keeps getting kicked around that must mean that there’s an audience with an appetite for it and it’s that fan base that I’m happy to share this news with:
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is getting turned into a major motion picture, and some significant folks are working on it.
Lisa Joy, a producer and screenwriter on HBO’s WESTWORLD, is writing the film, and Francis Lawrence from later few HUNGER GAMES films is said to be circling it.
If you’re like me, and know little about BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, here’s the general premise for the property, courtesy of WikiPedia:
“In a distant part of the universe, a human civilization has extended to a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, to which they have migrated from their ancestral home world of Kobol. The Twelve Colonies have been engaged in a lengthy war with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race. The Cylons offer peace to the humans, which proves to be a ruse. With the aid of a human named Baltar, the Cylons carry out a massive attack on the Twelve Colonies and on the Colonial Fleet of starships that protect them. These attacks devastate the Colonial Fleet, lay waste to the Colonies, and virtually destroy their populations. Scattered survivors flee into outer space aboard a ragtag array of available spaceships. Of the entire Colonial battle fleet, only the Battlestar Galactica, a gigantic battleship and spacecraft carrier, appears to have survived the Cylon attack. Under the leadership of Commander Adama, the Galactica and the pilots of “Viper fighters” lead a fugitive fleet of survivors in search of the fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth.”
In the past, filmmakers like Bryan Singer have expressed interest in developing BATTLESTAR GALACTICA into a movie. Hopefully Joy and- possibly- Lawrence do it justice.
What say you?