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'Battlestar Galactica' movie starts coming together

Three high-profile producers have signed on to tackle humanity's fight against the Cylons.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
02.11.16 in AV
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There has long been talk of a Battlestar Galactica movie (supposedly as far back as 1999), but it looks like the flick is becoming more than just a bunch of whispers. Universal has signed on well-known producers Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Scott Stuber (Ted) to helm a big-screen version of the humanity-versus-Cylon struggle. The X-Men series' Bryan Singer is reportedly involved as an executive producer, but it's not certain that he'll direct.

The credentials suggest that this is an important project for Universal, but whether or not it succeeds is up in the air. The fan-favorite Battlestar reboot ended its TV run 7 years ago, and follow-ups like Blood & Chrome and Caprica weren't huge hits. Will that audience come back for a movie, especially if the production shares little in common with Ronald Moore's gritty take on the sci-fi universe? We wouldn't rule it out, but don't be surprised if Adama, Starbuck and crew aren't the same as you remember them.

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