Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Battlerstar Galactica


What the frak?! Battlestar Galactica is returning, but before you break out your tight red Number Six dress, you should know it's not a continuation of the popular Syfy series of the same name.

The Battlestar Galactica film in development at Universal will be "a complete reimagining of the story." Jack Paglen is attached to write the screenplay and original Battlestar creator Glen Larson will serve as a producer, E! News has confirmed. Variety first reported on the project.

The original Battlestar Galactica ran from 1978 to 1979, then again as Galactica 1980. It was rebooted in 2004 as a miniseries on Syfy by Ron Moore and ran until 2009. Moore's series was critically acclaimed and spawned a prequel, Caprica, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.

The 2004 Syfy version starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff. The basic premise of Battlestar Galactica: Humans part of the Twelve Colonies engaged in a war with the Cylons, with the Cylons ultimately gaining the upper hand with the help of a human, devastating the colonies and leaving the Battlestar Galactica as the only battleship to have survived the Cylon attack.

Talk of a Battlestar Galactica film first broke in 2009 with X-Men: Days of Future Past's Bryan Singer attached as a director.

(E! and Syfy are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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