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Singer's Galactica?

08.12.2009

UPDATE: Variety is now verifying Singer's involvement, producing and directing the project.

A few months ago, we heard that Universal wanted to bring BATTLESTAR GALACTICA to the big screen. The curious part was that they wanted a direct update of the nostalgia-cheese 1978 series and would ignore the popular (and well-made) Sci-Fi Channel show that recently concluded.

Now comes an even more peculiar rumor drifting through the cosmos: Hitfix claims that filmmaker Bryan Singer might be the guy leading the ragtag fugitive fleet away from Cylon tyranny on a quest for Earth.

Some of you might recall that way back around the turn of the millennium, Singer and X-MEN cohort Tom DeSanto were already working on a new interpretation of GALACTICA, which ironically would have aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (where Singer is crafting a new Mayan doomsday miniseries). Their update never got to the pilot (TV, not Starbuck) stage. (Singer also toyed with a LOGAN'S RUN remake that didn't happen.)

So Singer is clearly already a fan of the original show -- would his version stick closer to that material, bringing back the Imperious Leader and Ovions and Lucifer? Or would it be yet another completely different variation using only the basic framework? I'll bet you five cubits and one daggit pelt we find out soon.

Extra Tidbit: That Cylon concept was done by Singer's X2 production designer Guy Dyas.
Source: hitfix

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8:27AM on 08/15/2009
I loved the SciFi Channel series, but I think people here are overestimating it's popularity. At it's highest point it was pulling in right at 2 million viewers. That's not a huge number in the TV business. I agree that I don't want to see one of my favorite shows disregarded in this way, but the overall mass of people don't even have a clue that the SciFi series existed.
I loved the SciFi Channel series, but I think people here are overestimating it's popularity. At it's highest point it was pulling in right at 2 million viewers. That's not a huge number in the TV business. I agree that I don't want to see one of my favorite shows disregarded in this way, but the overall mass of people don't even have a clue that the SciFi series existed.
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8:08PM on 08/14/2009
I don't care if Singer had the idea first. His project didn't work out, and RDM created the greatest television show of all time. Singer should know better than to disrespect it by going ahead with this. How could a 2-hour movie even come close to 4 seasons of brilliance?
I don't care if Singer had the idea first. His project didn't work out, and RDM created the greatest television show of all time. Singer should know better than to disrespect it by going ahead with this. How could a 2-hour movie even come close to 4 seasons of brilliance?
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2:25AM on 08/14/2009

F. that

the show was and is brilliant. why fuck with that. oh yeah,...hollywood:(
the show was and is brilliant. why fuck with that. oh yeah,...hollywood:(
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10:33PM on 08/13/2009

Keep In Mind, Folks...

...Bryan Singer was the FIRST one to have the idea of remaking the original series, and even went very far into pre-production (you can find unfinished FX stuff on youtube), but was cancelled due to the fallout of 9/11....
...Bryan Singer was the FIRST one to have the idea of remaking the original series, and even went very far into pre-production (you can find unfinished FX stuff on youtube), but was cancelled due to the fallout of 9/11....
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6:08PM on 08/13/2009
As a sci-fi fan who has purposely ignored all things Battle Star, and a person who will always say FUCK instead of frak, I'm totally fine with the idea. I want to keep seeing more decent science fiction in theaters anyways.
As a sci-fi fan who has purposely ignored all things Battle Star, and a person who will always say FUCK instead of frak, I'm totally fine with the idea. I want to keep seeing more decent science fiction in theaters anyways.
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12:34PM on 08/13/2009

My own Tid Bit

I would have preferred to mentioned the fact that Muffit the Daggett was actually a chimp in a Daggett costume :)
I would have preferred to mentioned the fact that Muffit the Daggett was actually a chimp in a Daggett costume :)
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12:09PM on 08/13/2009
Frack this shit, What a stupid idea. I hope it falls apart
Frack this shit, What a stupid idea. I hope it falls apart
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10:46AM on 08/13/2009
So a reboot only months after the first reboot finished? Not a good idea. I can see this tanking big time if it actually happens. It'd just piss off fans of the new show and it's never a good idea to piss off crazy sci-fi fans.
So a reboot only months after the first reboot finished? Not a good idea. I can see this tanking big time if it actually happens. It'd just piss off fans of the new show and it's never a good idea to piss off crazy sci-fi fans.
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10:11AM on 08/13/2009

FRAK THIS IDEA AND SINGER

AFTER BATTLESTAR ON SCIFI THERE IS NO NEED TO COME BACK TO THIS STORYLINE! iWOULDN'T SEE IT AND I KNOW ABOUT 10 PEOPLE THAT WOULD BOYCOT IT AS WELL!!!
AFTER BATTLESTAR ON SCIFI THERE IS NO NEED TO COME BACK TO THIS STORYLINE! iWOULDN'T SEE IT AND I KNOW ABOUT 10 PEOPLE THAT WOULD BOYCOT IT AS WELL!!!
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10:04AM on 08/13/2009

horrible idea

if it's not within the continuity of the Sci-fi series then I will not be seeing this. just... stupid.

yo Singer, why don't you remake Automan, Manimal, Tales of the Gold Monkey, The Misfits of Science or some other old school shit
if it's not within the continuity of the Sci-fi series then I will not be seeing this. just... stupid.

yo Singer, why don't you remake Automan, Manimal, Tales of the Gold Monkey, The Misfits of Science or some other old school shit
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5:04AM on 08/13/2009

Frak this...

THIS IS POINTLESS! The only benefit that may arise is that it will turn more people on to the amazing series. Other than that it is more than likely just going to annoy everyone else who has seen the (inevitably better)series....I refer to the new series obviously. *sigh* It would be good, however, to see a video mash-up of whatever Galactica they create and our favourite Mk2's and 7's from the series. My money is on Olmos coming out on top.
THIS IS POINTLESS! The only benefit that may arise is that it will turn more people on to the amazing series. Other than that it is more than likely just going to annoy everyone else who has seen the (inevitably better)series....I refer to the new series obviously. *sigh* It would be good, however, to see a video mash-up of whatever Galactica they create and our favourite Mk2's and 7's from the series. My money is on Olmos coming out on top.
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1:26AM on 08/13/2009

I like Singer, but NO!

Bad Idea, it's been done and done well. WE don't need a movie. I can say that I rented "Caprica" and found it to be extremely relevant w/our technology today & the script, the acting, & the effects(for the most part) were excellent. Seriously if you haven't rented "Caprica" or seen it rent it now, it's better than just about all the garbage on movie screens today.
Bad Idea, it's been done and done well. WE don't need a movie. I can say that I rented "Caprica" and found it to be extremely relevant w/our technology today & the script, the acting, & the effects(for the most part) were excellent. Seriously if you haven't rented "Caprica" or seen it rent it now, it's better than just about all the garbage on movie screens today.
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1:10AM on 08/13/2009
Nope. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 million.

I have as much faith in Singer now as I do in Bret Ratner.

And that ain't sayin' a whole lot.
Nope. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 million.

I have as much faith in Singer now as I do in Bret Ratner.

And that ain't sayin' a whole lot.
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11:49PM on 08/12/2009
Will this, like Superman Returns did with the Reeves follow ups, ignore Galactica 1980 and just be a sequel to the original show?
Will this, like Superman Returns did with the Reeves follow ups, ignore Galactica 1980 and just be a sequel to the original show?
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11:32PM on 08/12/2009

No.

I'm sure he kind find something more FRESH, or at least be worthy of a reboot.
Even though I have issues with the series, it's far better television than what's done in several years. No need to touch on that subject. Especially so soon.
I'm sure he kind find something more FRESH, or at least be worthy of a reboot.
Even though I have issues with the series, it's far better television than what's done in several years. No need to touch on that subject. Especially so soon.
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11:08PM on 08/12/2009
Singer's a solid director, but we really don't need another itiration of this story, especially since SciFi's ended not too long ago.
Singer's a solid director, but we really don't need another itiration of this story, especially since SciFi's ended not too long ago.
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