Friday, February 20, 2009

Universal Planning A Battlestar Galactica Movie?

IGN Movies has learned that Universal Pictures is planning to turn the TV series Battlestar Galactica into a feature film with series creator Glen A. Larson being lined up to script and produce it.

We were informed that the film will be based on the original BSG series from 1978-79 rather than the recent reboot from Sci Fi Channel. The story followed a band of humans who were the only survivors of a devastating attack on their colonial home world by the vicious cybernetic race known as the Cylons. The survivors, led by Commander Adama, embark on a journey through space aboard the military vessel Battlestar Galactica to find refuge on a distant planet called Earth.

Sounds interesting and even though I don't watch the show, I'm glad their finally bringing a live action feature film to theaters. What I don't get is why are they basing the movie on the older version? I thought more people enjoyed the newer one. Hopefully they are thinking about ideas and this isn't final, but were going to have to wait and see.


The Saj said...

Personally, I still prefer the original series. Albeit it was a bit campy. I grew much more attached to the characters.

Personally, I think it was the better universe.

Anonymous said...

Any new 'Battlestar Galactica' movie has a huge disadvantage to start with. It has such a high benchmark to reach because the new TV series was better than most sci-fi feature films produced, in both characters, stories, ideas and writing. And it has a HUGE following. What new ideas or stories could you possibly cram into 2 hours that the massive 60+ hour TV series hasn't already covered brilliantly? Good luck, Byran. You're gonna need it. Even though this new movie is gonna be based on the old 70's show, no modern version can remain 100% faithful to that, so the old school fans still won't dig it. I think it will end up being a film that will be maligned by both old and new series fans. And Byran Singer's reboot of Superman was disappointing at best. All in all, they're setting themselves up for a big, frakin' expensive failure. Better to go invent a new space opera.