Prepare to jump: Battlestar Galactica reboot coming to the big screen

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Apr 8, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT (Updated)

There have been rumblings about a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica for years, and now it might finally be on the verge of happening. But there’s a bit of a catch.

The new film will reportedly be a full-fledged reboot, and not in the continuity of Ronald D. Moore’s acclaimed remake of the series, or the original 1970s series that started it all. The new project is said to be a “complete reimagining” of the sci-fi story about humans on the run from Cylons.

Universal has hired Jack Paglen (Transcendence) to pen the screenplay. Paglen is a buzzy writer these days, and is actually working on Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus sequel. Another interesting tidbit: Original series creator Glen Larson has signed on to produce.

Various film versions of Battlestar Galactica have been stumbling through development for a while, from a continuation of the original series to a film version of Moore’s series and a semi-reboot by Bryan Singer — many have tried and failed along the way.

But, by putting Paglen on the project, the studio shows that it's pretty fired up to make it happen. What do you think? Is there room for another interpretation of the franchise?

(Via Variety)

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