Will This Battlestar Galactica Movie Make it to the Big Screen?
Once again, a Battlestar Galactica movie has begun production. After being stuck in development hell since 1999, the famous series may finally get its movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Michel DeLuca, known as the producer of the critically acclaimed The Social Network, is partnering up with Bluegrass Films to create a new franchise for Universal Pictures. As off now there are no information about possible script writers, actors, or the director.
This series has had a cult following since its beginning in the seventies and gained mainstream success throughout the world in the 2000s, and has also had many attempts at a movie in the past, all of them unfortunately successful. The first was back in 1999 when Todd Moyer (Wing Commander) tried but was unsuccessful. Then Bryan Singer (the X-Men series) tried as well in 2000, but the movie never saw the light of day due to executive fear of being linked to 9/11, as the movie dealt with a terrorist attack. His final announcement regarding that project was in 2014, when it was made official that he was departing the crew.
Although the original series ran back in 1978 and ’79, with a 10 episode run in the 80s, it was the 2004 shows that brought Battlestar Galactica to broad audiences. They were considered thought provoking and intelligent, raising many questions about politics and human relations. The universe was a post 9-11 one, with evil genocidal robots looking to eradicate humanity from existence, while a group of humans searches through space for the legendary human colony of Earth.
As of now, there are no dates or any other information regarding the beginning of production, casting choices, possible themes and/or the plot, who’s directing, or similar info. What this means is that there will not be a movie anytime soon, but it is still good to know that Universal has given the green light to Galactica, hopefully bringing joy to fans everywhere.