Thursday, 20 October 2011

Battlestar Galactica: Bryan Singer’s movie moves a step closer to production...

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You have to go way back to a time between X2 & X-Men 3 to think about how long this big screen update of the Glen A Larson’s 1970s TV show has been in the news. At one point there seemed a genuine probability that there would be a big budget movie out at the same time that the TV series was riding a wave of critical acclaim on the small screen. Strangest of all the two would have been completely unrelated.

According to John Orloff is about to be confirmed as the writer for Battlestar Galactica. Orloff’s most recent work is about to hit cinemas: Anonymous, the Roland Emmerich-directed film was written and Executively produced by him. His work also includes some of the writing for Band of Brothers, which was rewarded with an Emmy nomination.

Apparently he had this to say...
“I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, and built a Galactica model from scratch out of balsa wood, cardboard, old model parts and LEDs,” Orloff told Deadline. “I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up.”
The 2004 Galactica

The original 1978 Galactica

Despite the terminology it is still expected that this film will be solely derived from the original series and won’t have any connection to, or plot elements from, the 2004 remake. If the film can achieve anywhere near the jump in quality and / or class that the TV show did, we will be in for a treat indeed. Of course, that said, both shows have big fan bases and a jauntier, laser-fest, would doubtless also be a hit.
Shiny 70s Cylon

Lethal 2004 Cylon

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