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Bryan Singer To Helm Big Screen Version of ‘Battlestar Galactica’

battlestarclassicUniversal Pictures has brought director Bryan Singer on board to direct and produce a big screen adaptation of Battlestar Galactica. The original series producer, Glen Larson, is also aboard the project.

The story of Battlestar Galactica followed a band of humans who were the only survivors of a devastating attack on their colonial homeworld by the vicious cybernetic race known as the Cylons. The survivors, led by Commander Adama, embark on a journey through space aboard the military vessel Battlestar Galactica to find refuge on a distant planet called Earth.

The new film we would be another reboot with no connection to the original series or the recent Sci Fi Channel Series (helmed by executive producer Ronald Moore). However, staples such as the characters Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar will remain intact.

“Gossip Girl” creator Josh Schwartz wrote the first draft of that script.