John Orloff

You may have forgotten, but long before Ronald Moore launched his critically-acclaimed Sy-Fy remake of Battlestar Galactica, filmmaker Bryan Singer was planning his own Battlestar redo, and it seems he still is.

Working with screenwriter John Orloff, Singer was asked about the status of his BSG by IGN. “I have a script that’s in revisions right now, and it’s very cool,” Singer said.

Cool or not, Singer added that the tone and style of his Battlestar will likely be somewhere in between the campy 70s version and the darker, new millennium take.

“It will exist, I think, quite well between the Glen Larson and Ron Moore universes, but that’s all I want to say about it,” Singer said. “But it’s evolving quite well, and quite recently. I’ve been developing this for a while, and certain things came to fruition recently, and I hope to do it.”

Now I’m not usually one to bitch and moan about remakes, but Moore’s BSG was so seminal and so different from the original to be a classic in its own right, then why do we need a third version? What direction can Singer possibly take it to make it cool and fresh again? Even if he takes a lighter approach to the material, it’s going to feel like Singer is mocking Moore’s more serious, real world approach to BSG. Somehow, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this anytime soon.

Source: Blastr

Bryan Singer opted out of directing a reboot to 1981’s Excalibur, and is instead going to be working a Battlestar Galactica film. Now Deadline has reported that Universal Pictures has hired screen writer John Orloff to write the Singer directed picture, a reported sequel to the 1978 television series (NOT the updated one). Once Bryan to finishes 2012’s Jack The Giant Killer they can get started on filming intergalactic space battles between murderous robots and the last of the human race.

Orloff received an Emmy nomination for the HBO war series Band of Brothers and his latest picture, the Shakespearean mystery Anonymous, about the mystery of who actually wrote the plays under the name of William Shakespeare looks to be quite the nail bitter.

While Orloff seems an adequate enough writer, I am NOT sold on the idea of a BSG film, especially from Singer. BSG (2003) was one of the very, very few remakes that improved on the original and this douche canoe, whom has destroyed the Superman franchise, is going in for Sci-Fi sloppy seconds (technically sloppy thirds)?! Why would anyone hire this man to do another franchise reboot?

Via: Coming Soon