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Bryan Singer Circling New 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie

August 13, 2009 08:57:44 GMT

Words are, the 'Superman Returns' helmer is on the verge of producing and possibly directing a brand new feature for the TV series originally created by Glen A. Larson.


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Should a new "Battlestar Galactica" movie is made, film director Bryan Singer could be involved in the project. HitFix broke the news that Universal Pictures is nearing a deal with the helmer of "Superman Returns" to produce and possibly direct a brand new feature film that is based on the 1970s sci-fi series.

If Singer were indeed involved in the project, it won't be his first work for the feature version. Back in 2001, the 43-year-old filmmaker teamed up with producer Tom De Santo in developing a Battlestar Galactica sequel to the original series. Three months before shooting took place, 9/11 struck and since there are similarities between the planned plot and real-life tragedy, the project was shelved.

In late February this year, speculation that the popular TV series may get a big screen treatment was surfacing. IGN reported that Universal Pictures is planning to develop a feature film based on the 1970s sci-fi series and had lined up series creator Glen A. Larson to be the project's screenwriter and producer.

Having been brought to the silver screen before with the re-edited versions of the TV episodes, "Battlestar Galactica" is said to revolve around a band of humans surviving the devastating attack by the vicious cybernetic race known as the Cylons. Led by Commander Adama, they aboard the military vessel Battlestar Galactica and go on a journey to find refuge on a distant planet called Earth.

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posted by GREENEYESGUY on Oct 30, 2010
OK EVERYONE THE FIRST BSG WAS ALOT BETTER THEN THIS NEW ONE THIS NEW ONE WAS CRAP BALTAR HAVING SEX WITH A GHOST AND CRAP I FOR ONE WILL GO SEE IT HOPEFULLY RICHARD HATCH WILL GET TO BE IN IT
posted by Duke on Sep 22, 2010
This will suck big time. Fact.
posted by Elena on Jul 11, 2010
The Old series rocket , finnaly we get our bsg back the way it was intended. The new series just lost alot of the backstory and fun
posted by J.M.Yoda on Jan 17, 2010
Moore-Ron's GINO was a POS. I look forward to Larson and Singer giving us a REAL Battlestar Galactica experience. With Starbuck instead of Stardoe and Cylons who are bad-ass and don't give Baltar blow-jobs. A fun, family-friendly space opera. Not a trashy soap opera like GINO.
posted by Harold Saxon on Aug 15, 2009
The 2003-2009 BSG series was wonderful. I'm not going to watch the Larson re-dux...It will just be fraking stupid.
posted by Darren on Aug 15, 2009
Bryan Singer and Larson can fuck the fuck off!! no way this is happening, the show has just finished, gawd
posted by Jimmy on Aug 13, 2009
I so not into this whole idea of a BSG big screen remake of the original television series and now that Bryan Singer might be attached to direct I hate the idea even more. No matter how much money they pour into this big screen remake it just won't compare to the Ron Moore version of the series.

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