For years now, Battlestar Galactica fans have been yearning for a feature film adaptation of their favorite sci-fi series. Or have they? See, when Battlestar Galactica was remade in 2004 for the SyFy channel, cynics pshawed its arrival. “How,” they scoffed, “dare they remake a timeless adage of unprecedented science fiction?” Cynics be damned—the networks dared. And damned further be aforesaid cynics: Battlestar Galactica‘s remake series was a huge hit with fans. It differed in the ways it needed to, and stayed the same in the ways it needed to.
But now, a movie version of the original Battlestar Galactica series is underway, to be written by John Orloff (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, next week’s Anonymous). The movie, developed by X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer, has no connection to the 2004 series.
Is this a good idea? What will this film accomplish as a direct remake that creators originally decided, with the series, was better suited attacking with a new approach?
These questions weigh heavy on the heads of those who ask them. But answers will find themselves in much wiser men than I. Battlestar Galactica fans, we ask you: what do you think of this development? Should they focus on new material or old? Will this be a terrific addition to the Battlestar Galactica universe, or something we’d be better suited shrugging off? How many owls will make their way into the movie?