Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) has confirmed in a new interview that his proposed Battlestar Galactica movie has officially been put on hold. The project was first announced back in 2011 but never really gained any momentum, largely due to the popularity of the epic TV series reboot, which had only just ended.
Singer told Coming Soon:
“I have that one on hold for a moment, so hopefully, I’d love to be able to get back to that, but for now I’m just focused on this X-Men business.”
This is great news for Galactica fans opposed to a film adaptation of the TV series, principally because it would be based on the original 1970s version, which is very dated. Battlestar Galactica achieved massive critical and commercial acclaim in 2003 when it was re-imagined for a modern audience, it launched with a mini-series and ran until 2009. The show starred Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackoff, Tricia Helfer, James Callis and Grace Park.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Battlestar Galactica chronicled the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons. The survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, an old but powerful warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost “thirteenth” colony: Earth.”
Bryan Singer has since gone on to direct Jack the Giant Slayer (starring Nicholas Hoult) and pre-production on his next film, X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently under-way.