Battlestar Galactica is to get a movie release, with Michael De Luca and Scott Stuber on production duties, reports say.
Originally created as a TV series written by Glen A. Larson, and running briefly from 1978 to 1979, the series is based around human colonies in the far reaches of the universe, and how those colonies interact, as well as the search for a semi-mythical planet ‘Earth’. The show returned between 2004 and 2009, adding four more seasons and films entitled ‘The Plan’ and ‘Razor’. There are also film versions of the earlier seasons.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal hope to develop a huge movie franchise out of the cult show, with the company having been involved in looking at a movie format for the series since shortly after ir left the SciFi channel in its second incarnation in 2009.
Bryan Singer has been bought in to work on the movie, but is thought to have ended his involvement more than a year ago.
The below trailer – not linked to the movie, which is thought to be in the very early stages of production – sets out the premise of the series:
Michael De Luca previously worked as a producer on Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network, Moneyball and Dracula Untold, and is currently working on further movies as part of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise.
Scott Stuber’s production credits include Ted, Ted 2, A Million Ways To Die In The West, Battleship and Couples Retreat. He is also involved in forthcoming release Patriot’s Day, which will be based around the Boston Marathon bombing.
According to Hollywood Reporter, no writers are currently involved in the Battlestar Gallactica film project.