The long-gestating ‘Battlestar Galactica’ movie, which has been in the works since the Re-Imagined TV show ended is back in production and hired on to re-write the script is Jay Basu, who is best known for her work on ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’.
The films previous draft script was written by ‘Westworld’ co-creator Lisa Joy, who obviously departed the project for bigger and better things. ‘Hunger Games’ filmmaker Francis Lawrence as of this report is still attached to direct the film, which is to be another re-imagining of the classic 1978 drama, which starred the late Richard Hatch alongside Dirk Benedict. Much like the original, the premise will still follow a ragtag fleet of ships on a quest to find the mythical planet Earth while evading the deadly Cylons.
As many know. The original 1978 series got re-imagined for the Syfy Channel back in 2003 and won much critical acclaim.
Producing under the banner of his own production company will be Dylon Clark who will work alongside Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions. Scott Stuber, the former vice chairman of worldwide production at Universal who currently heads original films at Netflix, will executive produce.
Overseeing production for the studio will be Jay Polidoro and Lexi Barta. Overseeing for Dylan Clark will be Brian Williams. While Elishia Holmes will oversee for Michael De Luca Productions.
‘Battlestar Galactica’ is not the only genre project that Jay Basu is connected with. He is also developing a sequel to the David Bowie movie ‘Labyrinth’ that is set up at Tristar.
The original Battlestar Galactica was created by the late Glen A Larson, who also developed other classic science fiction television shows such as Kight Rider and Buck Rogers In the 25th Century. The original series was very much spawned off of the success of ‘Star War’s and even used effects artist John Dykstra for much of the visual effects work.
Hopefully, this new movie will be a little closer in tone to the original series than it is to the re-imagining, which focused a lot more on the ills of humanity than it did on the positives.
(Source Hollywood Reporter)