Well, Virginia, there might be a Battlestar Galactica movie after all.
There’s been movement on the long-rumored big-screen version of the TV series, as multiple sources report that Universal has signed three producers for the film. Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark have been hired to produce the BSG movie, with the biggest credit between them De Luca having produced the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, also for Universal.
It’s worth noting that the project is still very much in the early stages of development; the above-linked report from The Wrap says that the film doesn’t even have a writer yet, so let’s not get too excited.
Battlestar Galactica originally hit TV screens in 1978 thanks to the late Glen A. Larsen, then was reimagined in 2003 for SyFy by Ronald D. Moore to much critical acclaim. The 2003 edition also spawned the spin-offs Caprica and Blood & Chrome.
Per The Wrap, any movie edition of BSG will purportedly be based on both the 1978 and 2003 versions. It is, of course, too early to say if that means any actors from either show will make an appearance in the film.
But since the film isn’t being billed as a continuation of either series, Universal will likely want to move forward with a mostly new cast, similar to what has already been done with the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises.
Fans will have to see if the project makes it to the casting process to find out; a BSG movie was in the works in 2009, with X-Men director Bryan Singer attached, and wound up shelved. So there’s still a long way for the fleet to go.
Yet who wouldn’t want to see more super-cool stuff like this?