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13 August 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: HitFix

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Drew McWeeny over at HitFix has broken the news that Bryan Singer is in talks to work on a Battlestar Galactica feature film project. Yes, just months after the end of the superlative TV series we could see the start of a new Battlestar on the big screen, in what Universal calls a 'complete reimagining'.

Singer tried to get a new Battlestar TV series off the ground waaaay back in 2001, but after the September 11 attacks the story of a sneak strike that wipes out a large portion of humanity wasn't exactly an easy sell, and the project died. At least, until Ronald D. Moore picked up the ball in 2003 and ran with it,

Now Universal, which owns the film rights, is trying to bring Battlestar Galactica back to the big screen and has asked Singer to come aboard as producer and director. The creator of the original 1970s show, Glen A. Larson, is already working on the project. 

So what do you think? Is it too soon after the ace TV show? Are fans ready for another reinvention of the Galactica story? And most importantly: Starbuck, man or woman?


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RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
So this is never going to happen. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 21:41 on 25 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I meant a cut-scene from 1999. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 11:35 on 20 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Tech_Noir Most of it looks like a video game cut scene. sp; Have yopu ever seen a video game cutscene, comparing one to that atrocity is insulting to all cutscenes. More

Posted by Deviation at 11:21 on 20 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Richard Hatch was far better playing Tom Zarek. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 08:57 on 20 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Tech_Noir Most of it looks like a video game cut scene. They did well with the limited budget and resources they had.It was especially good to see John Colicos made a brief reprise of his Baltar role before he sadly passed away. More

Posted by darth silas at 22:38 on 19 August 2009 | Report This Post

Forget having human cylons in this movie - just have centurions smashing everything they see (without the skirts), give Colonel Tigh another patch, Baltar morphs into a robot, and let's see Starbuck (Katie not Dirk) and Boomer (Grace Park, not the other one) get it on. To finish off, Admiral Adama and his son have another crying session, and the Admiral spills more mouth goo over poor Lee's hands. More

Posted by VijayUK at 23:30 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
"Starbuck is alive... unfortunately Dirk doesn't give a shit about Galactica so he's not in this promo with us" More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 21:46 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Hadn't see that trailer before either. Really liked the tone of it, along with the familiarity of the visuals, cos it seemed to be intending to ditch the cheesy, and go for something a little harder hitting. Those familiar bits of design, plus a kick-ass tone could actually make a pretty good movie, be a decent follow up to the old cheese and not be too unpalatable for the new gen viewer who didn't actually notice that every now and again, new BSG did disappear up its own arse a bit. More

Posted by jobloffski at 21:38 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Most of it looks like a video game cut scene. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 21:31 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Rgirvan44 L: Captain Black I'm lost, was that the Richard Hatch follow up series that didn't materialise? Yeah, here is a trailer he made for it www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIyzTO4zhU ow! Never saw that trailer before.Seeing so many original series actors in it made me really nostalgic.Pity they went ahead with Ron Moores bastardisation of the concept instead.Maybe the Singer version will make up for it. More

Posted by darth silas at 21:28 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir L: Wilbert At the moment there is absolutely no reason to think it won't be good. No reason to think it will be either. don't know Wilbert... if that outline above is what they're going for. t won't be the outline. A) this is a reboot and B) The plot has basically been done. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 19:50 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
How about Michael Bay's Destruction of Colonies in IMAX 3D - no story required just endless shots of the colonies being blown to pieces. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:47 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
How about a film where the cylons are absolutely, utterly, indisputably terrifying... Where the first twenty minutes of the film are gut wrenchingly distressing... Where the fact any humans survived at all results in scenes that are utterly euphoric... Where the reappearances of the cylons recall the terror of the opening and make everyone distraught again... Thereby acting as a kind of compromise between the previous versions, within a structure that could be sustained over More

Posted by jobloffski at 19:44 on 17 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir L: Wilbert You're predisposed to not like it. outline was credited to Moore and all of the names were consistent with his version of BSG be salivating at the thought of that movie. f that were the case I'd be quite confused. ote] No change there then! More

Posted by Wilbert at 13:37 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Wilbert You're predisposed to not like it. outline was credited to Moore and all of the names were consistent with his version of BSG be salivating at the thought of that movie. f that were the case I'd be quite confused. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 13:36 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir L: Wilbert At the moment there is absolutely no reason to think it won't be good. No reason to think it will be either. don't know Wilbert... if that outline above is what they're going for. You're predisposed to not like it. If that outline was credited to Moore and all of the names were consistent with his version of BSG, you'd be salivating at the thought of that movie. More

Posted by Wilbert at 13:32 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Wilbert At the moment there is absolutely no reason to think it won't be good. No reason to think it will be either. don't know Wilbert... if that outline above is what they're going for. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 13:29 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir L: Wilbert L: Tech_Noir If it turns out to be good that's great but surely there are more interesting big budget blockbusters that could be made. ell, you could have said that about remaking the original tv series. he original series did have great ideas but was so desperate to cash into Star Wars mania that it failed to do them justice, the new series did what the original failed to do. t's still a remake of an existing property. They did it well but More

Posted by Wilbert at 13:25 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Wilbert L: Tech_Noir If it turns out to be good that's great but surely there are more interesting big budget blockbusters that could be made. ell, you could have said that about remaking the original tv series. he original series did have great ideas but was so desperate to cash into Star Wars mania that it failed to do them justice, the new series did what the original failed to do. BTW, found this on IMDB - possible SPOILERS for this new film: This is the s More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 13:17 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Rgirvan44 I will like to see them topping the Adama Manuver though... 'd be surprised if they could. The TV series itself couldn't top it! More

Posted by Wilbert at 12:53 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Why, oh why?!
L: the_advoc8 This is pointless, utterly pointless and is a perfect example of how originality seems to be failing in Hollywood. The recent TV show was one of the best things on the small screen in such a long time and was a perfect re-imagining of the story. ou condemn Hollywood for it's lack of originality and then praise tv for remaking an old tv show? If tv can take something that's been done and improve on it, then there is no reason that Singer can't do the same. A More

Posted by Wilbert at 12:52 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir If it turns out to be good that's great but surely there are more interesting big budget blockbusters that could be made. ell, you could have said that about remaking the original tv series. More

Posted by Wilbert at 12:49 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

Why, oh why?!
This is pointless, utterly pointless and is a perfect example of how originality seems to be failing in Hollywood. The recent TV show was one of the best things on the small screen in such a long time and was a perfect re-imagining of the story. As such, my reaction to this is far from knee-jerk as one reader put it, but more disbelief that anyone would consider that another version is even necessary, especially considering that the final season has only just aired and that there are plans f More

Posted by the_advoc8 at 11:54 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
If it turns out to be good that's great but surely there are more interesting big budget blockbusters that could be made. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 11:28 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

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This should be awesome. Singers a good director and although I'd prefer something fresh and original rather than a reboot of something so recent (and brilliant), theres not nearly enough big Sci-Fi films getting made so this is good news. More

Posted by Scott_ at 10:54 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Wilbert L: spamandham even if it was good, it'd never live up to the recent TV show in every way its possible to measure or matter. t must be great being psychic! Of course, you knew I'd say that, didn't you? Seriously, why be so damning of something that doesn't even exist yet? It is possible that it could be better than the recent show. The show was fantastic but not perfect. I hate this knee-jerk reaction to anything. Just wait and see before cond More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:24 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: darth silas L: Tech_Noir Bad sound editing didn't make it work. BTW, Moore's Galactica had a special conference organised by the UN, the original had a chimp playing a robot dog. ote] True,but at least in the original series Apollo wasnt played by a guy with a girly name like Jamie BAMBERote] The original Apollo did have very girly hair. Not as girly as Starbucks, but still.... More

Posted by Wilbert at 10:05 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
L: spamandham even if it was good, it'd never live up to the recent TV show in every way its possible to measure or matter. t must be great being psychic! Of course, you knew I'd say that, didn't you? Seriously, why be so damning of something that doesn't even exist yet? It is possible that it could be better than the recent show. The show was fantastic but not perfect. I hate this knee-jerk reaction to anything. Just wait and see before condemning it. If i More

Posted by Wilbert at 10:04 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

if its anything like singers 're-imagining' of superman, it'll be bloody atrocious. even if it was good, it'd never live up to the recent TV show in every way its possible to measure or matter. More

Posted by spamandham at 02:10 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: darth silas L: Tech_Noir Bad sound editing didn't make it work. BTW, Moore's Galactica had a special conference organised by the UN, the original had a chimp playing a robot dog. ote] True,but at least in the original series Apollo wasnt played by a guy with a girly name like AMBERsp; OPh dear, thank God you're joking though. More

Posted by Deviation at 00:22 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir Bad sound editing didn't make it work. BTW, Moore's Galactica had a special conference organised by the UN, the original had a chimp playing a robot dog. ote] True,but at least in the original series Apollo wasnt played by a guy with a girly name like Jamie BAMBER More

Posted by darth silas at 22:21 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir I'm a little surprised you're so positive about this potential new re-imagining. Then again I never know what to expect from you Wilbert. ote] I love the TV series but I think the last season was not that great. It was good but I felt it had lost some of it's momentum and the balance between politics, religion and Cylon ass-kicking that was so right for the first 3 seasons had tipped more towards the political/religious and not enough toaster butt-kicking! I' More

Posted by Wilbert at 20:31 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
I'm a little surprised you're so positive about this potential new re-imagining. Then again I never know what to expect from you Wilbert. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 20:22 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
new BSG came two decades after the original, this is being announced just a few months after an epic 4-5 year journey has come to an end.at? This film is at least 2 years away if it happens at all. actly can they do that'll make it different and fresh? It's just too soon to see a new Adama, re-designed Vipers, Cylons, etc.nd see. de Galactica work wasn't just the overall story of a ragtag fleet going to Earth and escaping killer robots (or aliens as they might have been in the o More

Posted by Wilbert at 19:51 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: nau96190 NO! This just deomnstrates Hollywoods complete loss of originality and imagination. The recent series was arguably amongst the most accomplished, original and exciting entertainment ever made, and now someone wants a piece of the action to line his pockets? this is shameless. ctually it's not - Singer was the guy who was going to produce the new TV series (it was his idea to reintroduce the show with a miniseries) before other commitments intervened. I think it was separ More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 19:35 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

ahh
so star trek has opened up that can of worms has it? i think he should stop everything and make another xmen instead More

Posted by ilovekaren at 18:01 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
Bad sound editing didn't make it work. BTW, Moore's Galactica had a special conference organised by the UN, the original had a chimp playing a robot dog. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:55 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: Tech_Noir I wonder what Edward James Olmos thinks of all this. ote] Hes too busy fighting an old enemy of Jim Kirklink=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR6Y2IkcqmI]htt p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR6Y2IkcqmI More

Posted by darth silas at 17:51 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
I wonder what Edward James Olmos thinks of all this. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:36 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: darth silas Im hoping Singer learns from the success of JJ Abrams Star trek.Most of the success of that film was because JJ EMBRACED what was so special about the original and what made it great.Hopefully Singer will make this new Galactica more faithful to the original classic series. 'm pretty sure that there is a large number of old school Trekkies who hate the new movie. I don't agree with them, but they are out there. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 17:16 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
L: darth silas Im hoping Singer learns from the success of JJ Abrams Star trek.Most of the success of that film was because JJ EMBRACED what was so special about the original and what made it great.Hopefully Singer will make this new Galactica more faithful to the original classic series. ike Batman and Robin was closer to the original 60s series. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:39 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
Im hoping Singer learns from the success of JJ Abrams Star trek.Most of the success of that film was because JJ EMBRACED what was so special about the original and what made it great.Hopefully Singer will make this new Galactica more faithful to the original classic series. More

Posted by darth silas at 13:52 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
The new BSG came two decades after the original, this is being announced just a few months after an epic 4-5 year journey has come to an end. What exactly can they do that'll make it different and fresh? It's just too soon to see a new Adama, re-designed Vipers, Cylons, etc. What made Galactica work wasn't just the overall story of a ragtag fleet going to Earth and escaping killer robots (or aliens as they might have been in the original) it was the ideas, characters, actors, director More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:53 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
When the recent series of BSG was announced nobody thought it would end up being as good as it was. Why don't you all give this a shot and make up your minds when you see it before condemning it before anyone has even been cast? There aren't going to be any more BSG tv series so if this is rubbish then it's not scuppering the chances of any further Galactica shows. If it's good, you get more Galactica. There's not really anything to lose here. More

Posted by Wilbert at 12:36 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42060 I can't believe this is really happening. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:04 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

Singer + BSG = blatant bandwagon moneygrabbing
NO! This just deomnstrates Hollywoods complete loss of originality and imagination. The recent series was arguably amongst the most accomplished, original and exciting entertainment ever made, and now someone wants a piece of the action to line his pockets? this is shameless. What will be added to the story (seeing as the series had a pretty solid start, middle and ending)? NOTHING. Could Hollywood please just leave well alone and come up with something original, rather than recycling past More

Posted by nau96190 at 11:31 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

NO NO NO NO NO... Why hand the man who massacred the character of Superman the opportunity to do the same to Galactica? Too soon. The TV series was excellent and in my opinion the best ever on Television, it would certainly suffer in comparison. Wait a few more years and don't give it to Singer. More

Posted by Carla24-7 at 10:58 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: rikkie L: darth silas Iv got my hand up and im 34. lot of kids watched classic Battlestar Galactica during its original run.Even more during the 80's and 90's through reruns,videos,dvds.There were highly successful comic books and novels and toys based on the original show during this time period.Some of them were even written by Richard Hatch.There were annual Galactica reunions in L.A every year.I was there in '98 when i met most of the original cast.In fact its all this More

Posted by Deviation at 22:53 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Yeah, new ideas would be nice but you know studios would rather go for something they are familar with. Singer seems like he has a space opera movie he wants to get out his system. Something new would be nice. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:51 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Heh. I'd seen that before now you mention it. It hasn't improved. Before Abrams got his paws on it, I'd have liked to see Singer do Star Trek, but in hindsight I think he was probably too much of a fan to have revitalised it in the way that was necessary. And again: original ideas people, come on. More

Posted by Captain Black at 22:46 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Captain Black I'm lost, was that the Richard Hatch follow up series that didn't materialise? Yeah, here is a trailer he made for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIyzTO4zhU More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:31 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I'm lost, was that the Richard Hatch follow up series that didn't materialise? I like Bryan Singer a lot, even when he's missed the mark he's demonstrated an ability to keep his eye on story and character more than pyrotechnics. As such, I'm sure he's got an idea of where he's going with this. But I'm still disappointed. I get why studios will remake things until the cows come home, but not why people like Singer appear more interested in revisiting their childhoods (wasn't he attached to More

Posted by Captain Black at 22:27 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I would prefer Singer to have a shot at Star Trek when Abrams is done. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:25 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: darth silas Iv got my hand up and im 34.of kids watched classic Battlestar Galactica during its original run.Even more during the 80's and 90's through reruns,videos,dvds.There were highly successful comic books and novels and toys based on the original show during this time period.Some of them were even written by Richard Hatch.There were annual Galactica reunions in L.A every year.I was there in '98 when i met most of the original cast.In fact its all this interest in the show dec More

Posted by rikkie at 22:13 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Was that the year the Second Coming trailer was released? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 21:54 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Rgirvan44 a) It wasn't 15 years between 70s show and remake. Try adding another decade on. b) TV has changed. There are far more tv channels out there and far more ways to watch something. Battlestar was on cable in the States. You really think sci-fi would commit to the series if the ratings were really that bad? many people genuinely, honestly loved the 70s show? And of them, how many are now in their 40s/50s? gain - you think Universial didn't consider the reboot a succ More

Posted by darth silas at 21:41 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I used to watch the original series, it wasn't bad - jane seymour was swoony, dirk was han Solo but from L.A liked they're sweeping uniforms with the cloak. the theme tune was good.   But I think there are more out there who remember starbuck as a bloke rather than a girl...and prefer it that way. Could be down to nostalgia though More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:26 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Indeed, the finale of Battlestar scored 2.5 million on the night with an extra 700,000 added thanks to DVR. So over three million. And the season 4 ratings were actully the highest since season one/two. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:58 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I really think you are giving far much credit to peoples views of the 70s show. Be interested to see DVD sales comparisons. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:48 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
No, a massively popular franchise failed to receive a a large audience as a remake on Syfy, and Universal knows it has a much bigger potential hit on it's hands than Ron D Moore delivered them, so they are rushing out a movie that has nothing to do with the terribly rated remake, in the hopes of re-igniting the franchise. Yeah, you don't exactly see Soprano movies and spin offs coming out right after the show ended do you?  Oh and btw, HBO isn't really network TV, it operates by compl More

Posted by darcaine at 18:45 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
So wait, a tv show which had AWFUL ratings is what prompts a studio to then get a film out as soon as possibe? I also disagree that it finished early. It has roughly the same number of epsiodes as The Sopranos for instance. Season 4 was pretty much two seperate seasons anyway. It also told a full story - its not like it was cancelled. And SyFi has just commited itself to a full season of Caprica. For a show with awful ratings they seem determined to get spin offs. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:42 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Ooops, I don't know what I was thinking about 15 years between the two versions. Anyway, yeah, the ratings were really that bad. 2 million viewers, even  by cable standards is low.  US tv networks are greedy and when they have a successful show on their hands, they do everything they can to keep it on the air as long as possible.  SG-1 running for 10 years is a good example of that. BSG still had life left in it, they killed it early because a 2 million ratings share is More

Posted by darcaine at 18:34 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
You kniow why Universial want this? Because Star Trel did so well. They have been wanting a Sci-Fi movie franchise for years now. Thats why Serenity got made, thats why Doom got made. They want a tent pole franchise, and are more likely than not thinking that the critical recption, along with public awareness of the tv series, is a good springboard for the movie. I happen to think doing it so soon after the series is a huge mistake, but when has that ever got in the way of try More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:20 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
a) It wasn't 15 years between 70s show and remake. Try adding another decade on. b) TV has changed. There are far more tv channels out there and far more ways to watch something. Battlestar was on cable in the States. You really think sci-fi would commit to the series if the ratings were really that bad? c) How many people genuinely, honestly loved the 70s show? And of them, how many are now in their 40s/50s? d) Again - you think Universial didn't consider the reboot a success? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:17 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Look at it from Universals point of view... The original series was in the top 20 tv shows during it's entire season, even after it's budget was constantly being slashed and it's camp value skyrocketed.  At one point, it was even the number one rated show in the US. Fast forward 15 years and a remake of this hugely popular show is made, and barely cracks a 2 million viewer rating.  It's loved by scifi fanboys and the critics, but the millions of fans who loved the original a More

Posted by darcaine at 17:18 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
if  Bryan Singer really is up for space opera he should read "a of the seven suns]Kevin J Anderson'd keep em busy for a while .  More

Posted by jasonbourne.cs at 16:33 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Ruined already
Shouldn't they bring the whole cast of the new and very successful TV series onboard? Sweet Jesus this just like the remake syndrome thats plaguing Hollywood these past few years. I'm willing to keep an open mind on this matter but not holding my breath. More

Posted by nybras at 16:01 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bryan, you don't need to do this...
I like Bryan Singer. I like him a lot. I like him to the point where I can read the 5-star Superman Returns review without snorting derisively. But I can't help but feel that he's on a hiding to nothing with this project. By not using the cast of either of the previous iterations, he'll be upsetting two established fanbases. And, for the better part of a decade we've already had a Battlestar presence on screen, so there's no pent-up, unfulfilled desire for the property anymore. All this will do More

Posted by MadMatt at 14:15 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

no, no ,no and FRACK no
Ok, quite simple really. One word. No. I can appreciate that reimagining a poor or very old/unused concept can be a good idea. But this? Come on Hollywood, do you really think this is a good idea? We've already had the complete reimagining of the old concept. And it was good. Very good. Fracking awesome in fact. So do something else. Please. More

Posted by jon.allen47 at 12:53 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Not sure how a film of Battlestar would work structurally. One of the main themes of both versions of BG was that earth was really, really far away.Not sure how they could fully do the time span needed in a 2-3 hour movie. Also who is going to see it? Star Trek was a show with a limited budget and no real plot arc. It had plenty of room to expand into movie format. BG (both versions) both satisfactorally completed thier story arcs and never suffered from budget constraints. Its proball bette More

Posted by blackduck at 12:24 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Here are my casting choices for a new Battlestar Galactica movie that would be faithful to the orignal series. Adama-Michael Douglas Apollo-Eric Bana. Starbuck-Matthew Mchonaghy Colonel Tigh-Dennis Haysbert Boomer-Roger Cross Cassiopeia-Elisha Cuthbert Sheba-Emily Blunt. Athena-Ann hathaway Baltar-Brian Cox. Count Iblis-David Warner. More

Posted by darth silas at 12:12 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: Tech_Noir Nuclear holocaust is not meant to be light and fluffy. I'm really stunnned by how much you hate Moore's BSG and put the original on such a high pedestal. The original series did not ignore the repurcussions of the destruction of the colonies.In the extended version of ''Saga of a star world'',there are many scenes where the characters face the reality of whats happened.And there were a few episodes(''Take the celestra'' and ''War of the gods'') which dealt with other ships a More

Posted by darth silas at 12:01 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: No need!
L: Andybee76 L: Rgirvan44 So lets have some casting ideas Ian McKellen - Adama (actully this is unlikely given he has an engagement in New Zeland) Kevin Spacey - Count Baltar WHAT!!! Are you high??  Just cos they've worked with Singer before does not make them right for those roles!!!  Edward Olmos is perfect as Adama and would take some beating so just get him in again!!  Baltar would be best played by someone younger and weedier than Kevin Spacey someo More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 11:44 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: No need!
L: Rgirvan44 So lets have some casting ideas Ian McKellen - Adama (actully this is unlikely given he has an engagement in New Zeland) Kevin Spacey - Count Baltar sp;   WHAT!!! Are you high??  Just cos they've worked with Singer before does not make them right for those roles!!!  Edward Olmos is perfect as Adama and would take some beating so just get him in again!!  Baltar would be best played by someone younger and weedier than Kevin Spacey someone lik More

Posted by Andybee76 at 11:34 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: leave it the FRAK alone !!
L: jasonbourne.cs the new series was awesome , some of , if not the best sci fi in years !! equaled only maybe by firefly in terms of writing quality , what would be the point in another remake? sp; Are you sure?  I really liked Firefly but I think BSG is much much better!! More

Posted by Andybee76 at 11:26 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

No way
Come on man the recent TV show, in my opinion, was one of the best TV shows/Science Fiction storys ever made. There is nothing that needs to added to or improved. I do rate Bryan Singer and I actually liked Superman Returns, I have yet to see Valkyrie though!! I think they should at least wait ten years before attempting this or if they have to then set it as a prequel to the events of the BSG mini series attack on Caprica!! Though that said the show had plenty of flashbacks to that peri More

Posted by Andybee76 at 11:12 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
So casting choices eh? Here's mine,all of these actors would be perfect for it nk] [link=http://rnk] nk] More

Posted by krudler at 11:08 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
So are they just doing a remake of Saga of a Star World, the two parter that launched the 70s show? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:38 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: darth silas Iv been critical in the past over Singers nostalgic approah to making Superman Returns,however in the case of a feature film version of Battlestar Galactica,i would welcome some nostalgia coming after the depressing abomination that was Ron Moores version. What id like to see in a new Battlestar Galactica movie from Bryan Singer... 1)It should have absolutely NOTHING to do with the Ron Moore version. 2)Have the film be a sequel to the original series.In the l More

Posted by krudler at 10:28 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Are you fraking kidding me????
As a HUGE fan of the new BSG this just smacks of hollywood cashing in! We need this about as much as a toaster needs a hair dryer!Frak hollywood and Frak Singer, you missed your chance, the new TV show owned and you will not do it any better More

Posted by Web Head at 10:26 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

NO NO NO!!!!
Bad Hollywood. The new BSG was the last word on BSG. It could not be improved on. And seriously, remaking a remake, come on. More

Posted by NeoFall at 10:10 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

leave it the FRAK alone !!
the new series was awesome , some of , if not the best sci fi in years !! equaled only maybe by firefly in terms of writing quality , what would be the point in another remake? More

Posted by jasonbourne.cs at 09:57 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Erm... Why?
OK, firstly can I just say that I am a huge fan of Bryan Singer and this is in no way directed at him personally. Universal must be desperate. Why, after such a short period of time, do they want to "re-imagine/reboot" what has been the best show in fucking ages? Sure the last season was the worst but it was still damn sight better than the best season of most other shows. The new BSG was superb and was so good because it was serialized. It gave people a chane to get to know the chara More

Posted by portman180 at 09:45 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Too be quite honest, this news does not shock me one bit...   Hollywood have gone mad what with this idea and the in production Buffy movie without Joss and its lead star.... More

Posted by HughesRoss at 09:21 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

FUCK RIGHT OFF!
So now the statute of limitations on re-boots had been reduced to, what, six months?   I'm usually a defender of Singer, I liked Superman Returns and Valkyrie, but he can go and whistle if he thinks he can mangle one of the best TV shows ever. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 09:11 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Too soon
Too soon and just not needed... I have nothing against Singer but I hope this tanks at the box office. Yet another massive budget that could have been split between smaller, more original films.... sigh More

Posted by hamsolo77 at 09:07 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: No need!
So lets have some casting ideas Ian McKellen - Adama (actully this is unlikely given he has an engagement in New Zeland) Kevin Spacey - Count Baltar More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 08:48 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

No need!
I used to watch the original Battlestar series when I was a kid. Even though it was developed as 'Star Wars for TV', it was still quite entertaining, though I lost interest at the amount of bad production and cheese as the series continued. Ron Moores version was not only excellent sci-fi but amazing TV. This is where I felt that BSG found it's own identity. The drama was firmly based in context. I have to say that Bryan Singer is a very good director and it is obvious that Universal want to do More

Posted by Funk_Knight at 08:29 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
L: darcaine Apparantly it's official.  Entertainment weekly is reporting that Singer is signed on to the project and that it won't have anything to do with either series but instead will be a complete re-imagining of the premise. (Boo, I was really looking forward to a sequel to the original, but if they can incorporate some of those ideas into the new re-imaging and make it something completely different than what came before, then I'll be happy). hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/08/ More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 07:43 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
Oh, if they do take one thing from the old original, I'd like them to use the theme tune. One of the best TV themes of the last few decades. More

Posted by CGoodwin at 01:50 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Look, I can walk over to my DVD shelf and pick up the boxed set of the original series. I can then move my hand a couple of inches and pick up the series from the noughties. They're both there. The existence of one does not erase the other. Calm down. Whenever this comes out, you'll always have your preferred version to love and cherish. Maybe the movie will turn out to be that, you never know. More

Posted by CGoodwin at 01:46 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Apparantly it's official.  Entertainment weekly is reporting that Singer is signed on to the project and that it won't have anything to do with either series but instead will be a complete re-imagining of the premise. (Boo, I was really looking forward to a sequel to the original, but if they can incorporate some of those ideas into the new re-imaging and make it something completely different than what came before, then I'll be happy). hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/08/13/bryan-singer- More

Posted by darcaine at 00:47 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

A Bit Soon??? How about...
I'm not a fan of either version (no bad blood, just never really watched it)- I've seen one of the old movies, and the Ron Moore mini-series that started the whole revival, but never followed either. Unless this is a continuation (no idea how it ended), it's a bit soon isn't it? And as someone else said, I'd like to see Synger work on something original instead. Unless of course he wants to do a remake of "Metropolis", as that could be incredible and vital- for a start, no one outside More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 00:39 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Please no.
L: Garth_Marenghi L: thepluginbaby As a devoted admirer of Ronald D. Moore's sublime series, how am I supposed to accept another version of Starbuck, Adama or Baltar? The same way people who grew up with the original version had to deal with the remake: either look forward to a new and different take on the iconography and characters you love, or get angry, ignore it and potentially miss out on something special in the process. If the show can be revisited once, it can be re More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 00:34 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Surplus to Requirement
At the risk of entering a geek-filled mine field of a debate, I don't see the point of this. I liked the tv series a lot and while I've no doubt that Singer would create an excellent movie I'd rather see him bring an original piece of sci-fi to the big screen. Plus I've met 'the' CAG and he was a ruddy nice bloke, no need to re-cast him! More

Posted by Blyman at 23:52 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
I am more perplexed on how he seems to hate it just for having women cast as male characters. It's rather ridiculous. And wasn't a human version in one of the original series' films? And the original soundtrack of the 70's one was poor at best and is mostly very dull, but it did look great, I'll give it that.   Cylons looked fine though, I do prefer the reboots. But this silas who complains about Batman being short and Bond being blonde so who knows... More

Posted by Deviation at 23:19 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Nuclear holocaust is not meant to be light and fluffy. I'm really stunnned by how much you hate Moore's BSG and put the original on such a high pedestal. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 22:13 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Iv been critical in the past over Singers nostalgic approah to making Superman Returns,however in the case of a feature film version of Battlestar Galactica,i would welcome some nostalgia coming after the depressing abomination that was Ron Moores version. What id like to see in a new Battlestar Galactica movie from Bryan Singer... 1)It should have absolutely NOTHING to do with the Ron Moore version. 2)Have the film be a sequel to the original series.In the late 90's there were m More

Posted by darth silas at 22:03 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
That would be pretty interesting.  Or even a feature film version of Farscape.  I'd pay to see that.  http://www.battlestargalactica.com/newfilms.htm Here is a pretty interesting article about what Singer/desanto's BSG TV series was going to be like.  They also had human like cylons but did it in a very different way.  I can't help but want to be told that BSG story.  Hopefully the new movie follows along those lines. More

Posted by darcaine at 21:19 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bryan Singer Boarding Battlestar?
Going off on a tangent, perhaps Singer will be too busy with the X-Men universe? (I'm making an assumption here, of course, but you can see why I would...) www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i36 7bfce562b7ee622d717b16de3c0ee3 More

Posted by Garth_Marenghi at 21:17 on 13 August 2009 | Report This Post

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