Make us your home page

'Battlestar Galactica' to return as big-screen movie



Now that the new car smell of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has worn off, Nerd Nation needs a new obsession to keep us warm this winter. How about a big-screen remake of Battlestar Galactica?

The Hollywood Reporter says producer Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey, Dracula Untold) is focused now on a feature-length production of the TV show, which first popped up on ABC in 1978 and continued as Galactica 1980 before returning again a decade ago reimagined for the SyFy network.

Universal, owned by the same parent company as SyFy, is the studio taking on the pressure of the continuing the story, which followed a rag-tag group of humans who take to the stars in a fleet of ships to escape the cybernetic Cylons, who are trying to destroy their creators. The ultimate destination for these desperate souls: a mythical planet called Earth. (Preferably after the catastrophic "Presidential Election of 2016" era.)

No word yet on whether the movie would be a prequel, sequel or reboot of the series. One thing I’d bet on is that Richard Hatch, who starred in the original series and returned as a minor character in the SyFy version, should get a role somewhere somehow. So say we all!

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:59am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours