New ‘Battlestar Galactica’ movie will completely reimagine the sci-fi tale

Universal is preparing to start work on a Battlestar Galactica movie. Variety says the studio is planning to completely reimagine the sci-fi story — in which space-bound humans fend off the attacks of nefarious cybernetic Cylons as they try to find a new home — just five years after the four-season Syfy TV show set in the same universe drew to a close. The planned film would mark the second time Battlestar Galactica has been rebooted after the original show aired in 1978.

Jack Paglen, the writer of the upcoming Transcendence, has agreed to write the reboot’s screenplay. Paglen is hot property for studios wanting to create sci-fi at the moment: he’s also slated to write Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel. Glen Larson, who worked on…

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