UPDATE: This news is being confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, who also confirm that Singer will in fact be directing as well as producing.
HitFix has the exclusive scoop that Universal is reaching out to Bryan Singer to develop and produce a new feature film based on Battlestar Galactica. There’s also the chance that Singer could direct the new film, under the right circumstances.
If you’re not aware, Singer was actually the one developing Galactica for Sci Fi back in 2001, even having concept work completed on the project (Image at right is a Cylon concept, click to go big). Then the September 11 attacks occurred, and given the nature of the show — particularly how it begins — everything was delayed, and eventually everyone moved on to other things until Ronald D. Moore and David Eick were brought in for another go of it.
As you’ll recall, it was announced a while back that Universal was developing a new movie based on the original 1978 TV show, with original show creator Glen A. Larson writing and producing the film. It seems pretty obvious that they aren’t making two separate movies here, so this must be the project that they’re bringing Bryan Singer in for. Kind of like everything coming around full-circle — quite fitting, if it does all work out.
No word yet on when we might see this movie or what direction that Singer might go with it.
When the news of a movie based on the ’78 series was announced, many seemed very much against it. Does the involvement of Bryan Singer make you more interested in seeing what they do, or is it still way too soon to have another Battlestar Galactica?