Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galatica Will Be Based on the 1970's Television Show
Latino Review is reporting that Bryan Singer's version of Battlestar Galatica will resemble the original television show, and even include Daggets, robot dogs.
Just a couple weeks ago it was announced that Bryan Singer had picked John Orloff to pen the script for his film version of Battlestar Galactica. When the announcement was made Orloff was asked several times if the story would resemble the original television show, or the highly popular Ronald D. Moore series that ran on Syfy from 2004 to 2009. And each time Orloff just promised he wouldn't botch it, but couldn't add any further information.
But now some new information has come out. According to Latino Review Battlestar Gallatica will embrace the 1970's version that only last two seasons.
Speaking of Bryan Singer and the Seventies, he’s been developing for two years now a movie version of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, this also at Universal. And yet they have no script, only tons of porqueria previz art and designs. This is probably because there is no one producing the movie, unless you count Glen Larson, who created the TV Show and we don’t.
You see papi chulos like Singer spend all year making finished films and if there is no one watching the project it doesn’t move on.
Also, this project is an especially bad idea because it is not a movie version of the critically acclaimed recent TV revival, it is a film version of the 1970s show complete with Egyptian Helmets and robot dogs called Daggets. Who farted? Aye fo! Wasn’t me!
The Studio executive who should be moving this thing along has been too busy playing the “Career Preservation” game after he let Guillermo del Toro’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS implode while pushing through the horrendous remake of THE THING.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA : 2013? In Sensurround.
The Taco says “No”. - Latino Review
The Original Battlestar Galactica Plot - Humanity lived on twelve colony worlds in a distant star system. They fought a thousand-year war with the Cylons, warrior robots created by a reptilian race which expired long ago, presumably destroyed by their own creations. Having never been commanded to cease fire, these warrior robots waged war against the colonials. Mankind was defeated in a sneak attack on their homeworlds conceived by the Cylons, carried out with the help of the human quisling Count Baltar (John Colicos). Protected by the last surviving warship, a "battlestar" (the word, presumably coined by Glen Larson, is short for the phrase "line-of-battle starship") called Galactica, the survivors fled in available ships. The Commander of the Galactica, Adama (Lorne Greene), led this "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of 220 ships in search of a new home on a legendary planet called Earth. The episodes dealt with the fleet's struggle to survive the Cylon threat and to find Earth. - Wikipedia