According to HitFix, Superman Returns director Bryan Singer may produce and could even direct a feature film version of Battlestar Galactica. The deal Universal signed in February this year with Glen Larson was for a new version of the property.
Singer had been in line to bring a sequel to the original Battlestar Galactica to TV in 2001. This series was derailed in the aftermath of 9/11.
At Comic-Con 2008, “X-Men” producer Tom DeSanto talked about Singer’s plans for the property before it was shut down:
DeSanto correlated the “Battlestar Galactica” story to the Biblical Exodus of the Jews. The sequel would have followed that story.
“What if the Jews had stopped at Mt. Sinai and built Las Vegas?” he said.
The story was set 20 years after the events of the original series, when the remaining humans voted to build a new society and stop the search for Earth. They became unprepared for the Cylons, who eventually found them.
“9-11 paralleled our story very much,” he said. “Cylons came back with a fury.”
See the entire article from Comic-Con 2008 here.
If Singer is again attached, would he follow a similar storyline? It’ll be interesting to see what develops with “Battlestar Galactica.”
- Matt Price