Bryan Singer confirmed for Battlestar movie

He'll direct and produce a new Galactica take...

Bryan Singer has been confirmed as spearheading a new Battlestar Galactica movie for Universal.

HitFix' Drew McWeeny called it yesterday, but Universal has made it official, with the Valkyrie man on board to both direct and produce the film.

Details remain sketchy, though it will apparently be a complete re-imagining, even further than the TV series created by Ron Moore.

It'll need to be, since Moore's BSG still has exposition-loaded TV movie The Plan set to air and spin-off series Caprica arriving early next year across the pond.

So for now, there's no script and no word on whether Singer's regular collaborator (and Battlestar fanatic) Tom DeSanto will be involved, though since he was a big part of their attempt to get a new TV version going years ago, chances are he'll sign on.

[Source: THR]

Does the world need another take on Galactica? And is Singer the man for the job?



    • agentblackacid

      Aug 14th 2009, 9:16

      Totally pointless.

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    • Lindz28

      Aug 14th 2009, 9:52

      Why do another re-imagining when the TV show is so ace? I don't know about this, Singer is a good choice, but then Superman REturns was pretty c**p.

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    • niannah

      Aug 14th 2009, 12:02

      What total pants! Leave it in Moore's able hands for now. No more BSG reimagining needed!

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    • Renegade

      Aug 14th 2009, 14:17

      if they do make a new movie of battlestar galactica,i hope it turns out better than the new series,i couldnt get into it because starbuck was female(not that im sexist)the cylons were c**p also the cylon ships were c**p,the cylons ought to look like the original 70s series cylons(above)also the ships were piloted by 3 cylons but in the remade series they werent even piloted by a cylon,the ship was the cylon itself.

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    • hughjass1970

      Aug 14th 2009, 16:47

      Total waste of time and money. Typical of the current thinking in Hollywood unfortunately to make things for the sake of it.

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    • orbitall121

      Aug 15th 2009, 11:45

      He ruined superman returns, i love comics, re-watched x-men, there boring, you got all these mutants with amazing superpowers and the action scenes are terrible, apart from nightcrawler at the start of x men 2, then its rubbish again, i feel sorry for all the big fans of battle star galactica i think hes going to ruin it.

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    • MagneticEye84

      Dec 5th 2010, 23:19

      Bryan Singer is possibly one of the worst directors ever. He is extremely over rated. I don't know why people rave about him. He should be kept as far away from super hero / sci fi movies as possible. He will definitely RUIN this film as well. He has absolutely NO respect for the ORIGINAL mainstream source material and holds nothing but contempt for the fans by introducing his own convoluted ideas. Typical signs of an arrogant egotistical (so called) film maker. The ONLY thing his counterfeit version of the X-Men has in common with the X-Men books is the title alone. They are but a pale and vague representation which bear little resemblance to the characters I know and love. He along with Fox Abattoirs single-handedly DISTORTED the X-Men to be NOTHING like their comic book counterparts. Costumes were messed up, character traits were either tampered with or ignored, ages of various X-Men were all mixed up and the overall MARVEL continuity totally SCREWED UP. Also the misguided notion that the X-Men serve as a metaphor for how gays are marginalised is a joke. I have almost acquired the entire run of X-Men comic books from the 60's, 70's, 80's right through to the mid 90's and there is no mention or depiction of that metaphor. It is a recent addition. See Wikipedia. Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont said it best in 1981: "The X-Men are hated, feared and despised collectively by humanity for no other reason than that they are mutants. So what we have here, intended or not, is a book that is about racism, bigotry and prejudice." Therefore the X-Men is for ALL people who at some stage in their life have felt marginalised and not just for minority groups to HIJACK. Let's keep it in perspective please.

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