// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

“Transcendence” scribe to pen “Battlestar Galactica” movie

“Transcendence” scribe to pen “Battlestar Galactica” movie

PanARMENIAN.Net - Universal is ramping up a movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica” aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story, Variety reported.

“Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen has also committed to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel for Fox that will start production this fall.

Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film.

There have been three “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980″). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.

In 2003, a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries aired on Sci Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, went on to run for four seasons.

In 2009, speculation emerged that Bryan Singer was attached to direct a “Battlestar Galactica” movie.

Universal’s exec VP of production Scott Bernstein and director of development Jay Polidoro are overseeing the latest version of “Battlestar Galactica” for the studio.

Warner Bros. will open “Transcendence,” starring Johnny Depp, on April 18.

 Top stories
In 1921, Yousuf Karsh’s family escaped the Armenian Genocide into Syria, with a single donkey their only real possession.
“I've learned… that everything you put on screen has to be fastidiously researched,” writer and director Terry George says.
Highsnobiety writer Jake Boyer published a review of the movie “The Promise” praising Christian Bale for his full-on action mode in the film.
It will be the only international production to feature in the Unlimited Festival of work by disabled artists at Tramway on Sept 15 and 16.
Partner news