Francis Lawrence, director of next week’s big release, Red Sparrow, as well as the Hunger Games franchise, was hired two years ago to helm a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. It is to be based on the original 1978 TV series, created by Glen A. Larson.
ComingSoon.net caught up with Lawrence, asking him if Battlestar Galactica is still in the works:
“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.”
As to whether or not Lawrence plans on giving it his own spin or include visual nods to the original:
“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.”
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