– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like STAR TREK and STAR WARS are set to have another competitor in the near future. While not quite as beloved and mainstream as those two series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is a well-respected property in its own right. From the short-lived original series in the late 1970s, to the more recent (and more revered) mid-2000s series, BATTLESTAR certainly has the capacity to be a huge mainstream hit if handled properly.

A live-action film has been in development since 1999, and several years after the run of the mid-2000 series, it seems like now is as good a time as any to trudge forth with a feature film. Universal has now hired producer Michael De Luca to take on the project, The Tracking Board reports.

There is very little information on the film itself, but it’s said not to be connected with the 2004 series, but will be drawing from the original 1978 series. It’s not clear whether this means it will be something of a sequel, or if it will take place in the same universe, or if it’ll just take its inspiration from that series.

De Luca is an incredibly experienced producer with such films as THE SOCIAL NETWORK, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, and MONEYBALL under his belt. In addition to De Luca, Brian Singer is attached to executive produce the film, and a draft of the script has already been completed by TRANSCENDENCE writer Jack Paglen.

While the writer doesn’t exactly inspire my confidence in the project, there’s still plenty of time to make sure the script is as great as it needs to be. More than anything else, I’m waiting to see who De Luca brings on as director before I get excited or skeptical, because until that role is filled, it’ll be hard to get any real momentum on a BATTLESTAR GALACTICA reboot.

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SOURCE: The Tracking Board

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.