It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the once-great and addictive Battlestar Galactica. Apparently, they’ve been working on a movie for a while now and it looks to have finally picked up a writer. This isn’t the first writer, as the movie return to the BSG world has had its fair share of delays and snags, but it is an interesting writer – Jack Paglen.
Paglen has recently made a name for himself by producing his first screenplay, Transcendence. That movie doesn’t hit the screens for another couple of weeks, so we won’t really know what Paglen can bring to the table, but it does at least mean that they’ve got someone familiar with sci-fi on the case. He also happens to be writing Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follow-up, so either he’s got amazing contacts in the industry or the studio execs are liking what he does.
Unfortunately, fans of Ronald Moore’s version of Battlestar Galactica won’t be getting a return to that incarnation. This is an entirely new BSG. It will boast Glen A. Larson as a producer, however. In case you don’t know, he’s the guy that put together the original BSG universe back in the 70s. So the vision of what Battlestar Galactica should be will likely remain intact, albeit with a completely different look and feel.
While I was never a big fan of the original series, I was, like so many others, severely junked-up on the Moore version. Personally, I can’t wait to see what Paglen puts together for this movie-reboot incarnation. Let’s just hope they don’t try to stage the new flick on Earth during the 80s…
What say the Nerd Readers? Do you think we need a new version of the tale? Or does the BSG franchise need a rest before they start reimagining it?