“Battlestar Galactica” geeks have been waiting since forever for the anticipated military science fiction series to hits the big screen. The project has been stuck in development hell for several years, until now! A recent report by Variety.com confirms that Universal is moving forward with the big screen adaptation by hiring “Transcendence” scribe Jack Paglen (“Prometheus” sequel) to write the screenplay for the long-awaited pic. For those of you not in the know, “Battlestar Galactica” follows humans battling a race of intelligent robots called Cylons while searching for Earth.
Fans of the franchise have been geekin’ out since the original series was launched back in the 1970s. The original series was created by Glen Larson, who is expected to produce the upcoming “Battlestar Galactica” film. The iconic franchise has spawned many TV productions, webisodes, novels, comic books, a board game, and video games. “X-Men” helmer Bryan Singer was initially tapped to direct the futuristic pic and also produce alongside Larson when the big screen adaptation was announced back in 2009. It is unclear if Singer is still attached as director. GeekShizzle will keep you posted!
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