Battlestar Galactica the film: an X-Men regular to adapt the cult series

In the making for a while, the film adaptation of the cult series “Battlestar Galactica” is moving forward. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg (to whom we owe several X-Men opuses) will write the script.

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According to information from Hollywood Reporter, writer and producer Simon Kinberg (behind recent X-Men: Dark Phoenix and director of upcoming film The 355) has signed on with Universal to write the script for the film adaptation of the Battlestar Galactica series, which has been talked about for a long time. good time. “Battlestar Galactica is kind of the holy grail of sci-fi; I couldn’t be more excited with the prospect of bringing something new to the franchise, while also honoring what has made it such an iconic and enduring series. “ Kinberg said in a statement accompanying this announcement.

The latest information on the project dates back to 2018. At that time, director Francis Lawrence was in charge of this adaptation, and he even explained that he was working on it with the help of Lisa Joy, one of the creators of Westworld. : “I am working on this project, I am developing it”, confirmed Francis Lawrence to ComingSoon. “I’m working on this reboot with Lisa Joy, one of the creators of Westworld. One of the first sets I got to visit was from the original series. Kid, I loved this show and they were filming close up. from my house. My mother took me on the set and I tried a Cylon shield … “.

The trouble is, Francis Lawrence doesn’t appear anywhere anymore, nor does Lisa Joy. The two apparently left the ship … As a reminder, the first Battlestar Galactica series aired in 1978 and 1979 on ABC. A second version was then created in 2004 for Sky One, initially, then Sci-Fi Channel. Two spin-offs were also born, Caprica and Blood and Chrome. In addition to this film on which Kinberg is going to work, a reboot of the series is still relevant, under the auspices of Sam Esmail, creator of the formidable Mr Robot series. The war against the Cylons still has a bright future ahead …

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