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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Movie Fast Tracked?!?! Bryan Singer Confirmed On-board!!

Merrick here...
Earlier this week, we heard rumblings that Bryan Singer may be closing in on a deal to direct a BATTLESTAR GALACTICA feature film. This would not be an adaptation of the recently concluded SyFy series (HERE), but an alternate interpretation of Glen A. Larson's source material (HERE). Variety has now confirmed Singer's attachment, offering a touch more detail:
Universal Pictures has set Bryan Singer to direct and produce a feature version of "Battlestar Galactica," confirming a report on the Hitfix website. The development is something of a surprise because the most prevailing rumor had Singer flirting with the idea of returning to the X-Men series by taking the reins of "X-Men: First Class," which focuses on the younger mutant characters seen fleetingly at the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning. "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz wrote the first draft of that script. "Battlestar Galactica" appears to be on a fast track and sources said that Singer could be looking at a $10 million paycheck to sign on to the film.
...says Mike Fleming over at Variety. Also, a tip of the hat to Fleming/Variety for actually noting that an Internet movie site broke the news that is being confirmed (HitFix in this case). Hopefully this will be the dawn of a bold new age...

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  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    That'll be very weird without the show's cast.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Cool!

    by Lamerz

    Hope it doesn't suck

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Third!

    by ITraveledBackInTimeToTeaBagAbrahamLincolnInTheFace

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Thank you Mr Nicholas for having some class

    by Lamerz

    ... and not posting "FIRST!"<P>Fuck first posters

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    ITraveledBackInTimeToTeaBagAbrahamLincolnInTheFace - F U

    by Lamerz

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I don't think the General movie going audience

    by AlienDragQueen

    cares or knows enough about Battlestar for this to be a hit. This movie will flop even before it's made.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    FERST!!

    by Robots In Das Guys

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Eighth!

    by ITraveledBackInTimeToTeaBagAbrahamLincolnInTheFace

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Eyeroll

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    This is just about the dumbest idea I've ever heard. Who is the audience for this?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Frak! This is gonna suck.

    by Unlabled

    We don't need any more BSG right now.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Lamerz...

    by ITraveledBackInTimeToTeaBagAbrahamLincolnInTheFace

    Blow me and lighten up. Happy Friday.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    But the TV Show was an overhyped bore

    by BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER

    Seriously..what a snorefest. And now some of the cylons look like humans? That right there took 90% of their coolness and threw it out the window. Tremendously overhyped show. On the upside, it's better than that faggy fucking Stargate series.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Not using the BSG actors/designers/crew from the show...

    by BoStrike1

    Is STUPID. It's almost as bad as it would have been if the Hobbit movie was made without Weta. Hey dumb fucks! There's a group of people working on BSG stuff right now who are putting out great, vital art. Why don't you tap into that while it's there to be tapped into?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    10 Million?

    by A-COD

    Well that explains it. Just make sure it's upfront Singer, I don't see a chance of there being a much backend

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Utter creative bankruptcy

    by Splinter

    I'm now officially embarassed for Hollywood. Seriously. What kind of mindless, incomprehensible thinking is this? Is the well that dry? A seminal, boundary-pushing 4 season show is rolled out and embraced by a new generation - a show that not only rose to the challenge of following a beloved if hokey old show, but surpassing it in pretty much every resepct. It is wrapped up beautifully, if controversially (no harm there) and rides off into the sunset. And now the fucking vacuum of creativity that is Hollywood and its business-minded sharks think this is a good idea. Shame on you Singer. Jesus, man. You're the guy who gave us the Usual Suspects for fuck's sake. X2. The vastly underrated Superman Returns. How is this a good idea to you? How is this a better idea than the 1000's of ideas waiting for their chance in the sun? Go watch District 9. Watch some original, brilliant, daring filmmaking, done on a budget. Turn your back on the dreck that Hollywood and the studio system is churning out - creating a celluloid world where literally one film in fifty is worth its salt and where abominations like Transformers 2 become the most successful films of all time because Joe Average Cinemagoer is a fucking moron and is being pandered to - slowly strangling our beautiful artform and cramming talking dog and gerbils onto 4 screens at the multiplex. Take a stand Bryan! You're a stunningly gifted filmmaker! Do something fucking original and daring and brilliant!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Question for longtime AICN fans...

    by GravitysRainbow

    Has their always been exclamation marks after virtually ever topic title? I can't tell if there is a difference in enthusiasm based on the amount, as it's on almost everything. It's like the F word. Use it every five seconds, it loses it's meaning. Use it sparingly..

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by dsback

    Just dont

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Totally fucking pointless

    by the ageless stranger

    The statute of limitations on reboots has now been reduced to six months. This will not touch the TV series in any way, and it smells of desperation; "Great, now that the show's over, we can do what I've been thinking of for 30 years!" Won't work.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    This should be good.

    by Robots In Das Guys

    I never watched BSG but I've loved all of Singer's movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica ended only three-four months ago,

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    This is just bizarre.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    $10 million payday? No wonder he's doing it instead of X-MEN

    by YackBacker

    Duh!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    GravitysRainbow - YES!!

    by Lamerz

    Yes! There fucking always has been fucking exclamation points after titles! These fuckin guys are fucking enthusiastic about fuckin everything!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    I've never posted this before, but

    by Adelai Niska

    NOOOOOO!!!!! NONONONONONONONO! <p> I love Singer's movies and BSG, but going back to the cheesy 70s shitfest so soon after the AMAZING Ron Moore version is total ass. I bet there's a male Starbuck and a male boomer and no Tigh and a fucking ten-year-old sidekick. FUCK. I bet that fucking boxy is the fucking kid from Superman Returns.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    AICN is making some pretty huge assumptions

    by AlienFanatic

    The main one being that anything, including the script, is set in stone. According to what I've read, this is at the VERY beginning stages. You can bet that Universal will do everything in its power to draw both the fans of the original series and the RDM series. Remember, RDM went out of his way to reference the original series as the First Cylon War. There is NOTHING that says that Singer has to ignore what came after. The script hasn't even been written yet, unless you believe in the one AICN is talking about will go to final. I don't. I say be patient and let this work itself out before you piss and moan about it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Stupid...

    by CMX

    ...and pointless.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Good way to get a hernia

    by Monkey Man Zero

    You know, forcing shit out too fast.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Bryan Singer!

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, but I've never before said it with such conviction. I will boycott your vision of Galactica.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    These fucking coattail riding bastards

    by D.Vader

    Trying to be successful when Moore already laid the groundwork, built the foundation, and finished the building.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Bryan Singer has always sucked.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    And he's finally coming down to Earth. Just to let you know.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Damn

    by TomHooligan

    I remember when i used to think Bryan Singer was awesome. I didn't even hate Superman Returns either, cos for the fanboys it ticked a lot of boxes. But he should have stuck with X-men and finished the trilogy. He's so much better than this uninspired nonsense. How can they ever possibly best the series in a feature film? Speaking of which, i can't wait for Caprica and The Plan to come out. Orgasmic sex on the screen is what it is.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Alienfanatic

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    <p>The issue at hand has nothing to do with any script real or fake. For me I don't care what the script looks like, the fact is the fantastic show JUST ended and they are doing an unrelated movie series now. The main audience would be the fans of that show, yet the cast/crew/creative team will not be involved. This movie has NO business being made at this point in time. 10-20 years down the road I could see the point in the movie, but this close to the end of the series makes no fucking sense to me or most fans.</p>

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Universal just wants to paint the house a different color

    by D.Vader

    Then stick a "for sale" sign out front.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    FUCKING ANNOYING

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    This is the most ridiculous thing ever. I don't say that loosely. Maybe now we'll get our CGI Lorne Greene. Singer just lost the rest of my respect. Fucking bullshit.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Im willing to give it a shot

    by MrPoop

    The TV and Film rights were separate entities before the new Series began. Back then there were talks about having two different franchises. So that being said, I don't see this as being any type of reboot since the Film was actually planned before the new TV show was made.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    TomHooligan

    by Azlam Orlandu

    If you ever read an issue of X-Men before seeing the films then, "awesome" Bryan Singer wouldn't be in your eyes. He turned it into a gay-friendly, mirror of the modern world. Granted I have nothing against homosexuals, but you can see what Singer was trying to swing at the expense of decades of great writing.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    AlienFanatic...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    The first Cylon war had nothing to do with the original Galactica series. You do know that a prequel TV series to the Moore version is about to start. What I find perplexing is why Universal would want two radically different versions of the same property being produced simultaneously. It doesn't seem like that would please ANYONE even if Singer cynically cast Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck's girlfriend or whatever passes for 'pleasing RDM fans' blah blah.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Cheese-is Christ! Why would Singer want to do this?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...who? would want to take this on? The recently concluded Sci-Fi show beat all odds and became in instant classic...this sounds like suicide.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Never Watched the New TV Version...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    So I might go check this one out. But probably won't. Didn't sink all that money into my HT for nothing!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Since I Hated the Reboot...

    by nexxus7

    It will be interesting to see what a revisioning of the original BSG would look like. Male Starbuck, male Boomer, more planets and aliens, kick-ass cylons with their own heirarchical society (which could be a loit cooler than a bunch of bickering bitties on a religious quest). Ron Moore ripped off the BSG title and ship, and then came up with a overhyped, misguided, self-indulgent, meandering, gritty, murky, psuedo-religious, fraked-up "study" of the human condition. The problem was there were so many ideas that led to nowhere. And the ending was insipid and and telegraphed from a mile away. I do give him credit for some good ideas here and there, and early on some of the space effects were great, but he really should have made a different series and not called this Battlestar Galactica. Plus, if not else, this keeps Singer's paws off the Superman franchise and opens up the door for a fresh look at X-Men rather than more black biker leather.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Tom DeSanto onboard?

    by ThunderPeel2001

    I think this is an awesome idea for 99% of the population (ie. Those that haven't seen the series)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I don't usually say things like this but...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...this will bomb. I'll be surprised if it even racks up VALKYRIE-type figures. It's a concept that's not really suited for a stand-alone film (let me guess, they're already thinking franchise) and it will confuse the casual fans of the recent SyFy series who will be expecting to see certain characters referenced.<P>This feels like an all-too-easy go-to project because a lot of the groundwork was already set around 2001 and the PTB probably think they can cash in on the word of mouth generated by RDM's version.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    This would work if...

    by Alfie Boy

    ... 1. Bryan Singer was prohibited from including "I'm a gay outcast of society (waaaah!)" themes, or poor little lost boy due to adoption (waaahhh!) bullshit. Get over it MF'er, and make a movie!<p><p> 2.Bring back the original actors and characters in an age appropriate kick ass story-line. An older Maren Jensen, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart, etc. have been stranded in space for almost 30 years, searching, searching, and ... well, you get the idea.<p><p> 3. Rated R!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Brand new cast means...

    by Jubal_Early

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    well, i LIKED the new iteration...

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    they better fucknig stick to it, or have Ron Moore clisely involved-otherwise THIS IS A FUCKNIG BAD IDEA.The fans will revolt!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Brand new cast means...

    by Jubal_Early

    a THIRD group of individals playing these famous characters. Starbuck was male in the original series, but female in this latest. Will the character be male or female in the new version? Strange. We're all just floating.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Xmen has class???????

    by harrys_site_sucks

    That's news to me

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Question:

    by SeXX ED

    Has Bryan Singer owned a television in the last six tears?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    What I can't believe is that Moore...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...took a REALLY wobbly, 25 year old concept and made it into a successful show and now the studio is going to cash in on it less than half a year later. They can build the BSG following for years with 'Caprica' and TV movies or bet it all on a declining artist whose popular sensibilities seem to have abandoned him somewhere during the Lois Lane casting sessions.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Make Baltar a Woman

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    That would work.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    It's HitFix

    by Sebilrazen

    not HitFlix. <br><br> "(HitFlix in this case)"

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    What I can't believe

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Is how people here think the recent BSG series means ANYTHING to anyone except geeks? <p> Putting aside my dislike of it, it's not a mainstream show. Most people DON'T know about it. So the whole 'they should respect the series' logic is fine and dandy, except for the fact that this film isn't targeting anyone from that spiel. They don't CARE if you watch this. It's likely going to be a blockbuster with slight elements of depth.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Casual Fans

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I really don't think BSG ever had those. It had hardcore fans. Casual fans don't tend to stick around for a show with depressing political and social overtones.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Where's the John Quade obit/talkback?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Papillon, Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and more 80s tv appearances than you can shake a stick at. Get on it before the Black Widows come for you. Hit it LordofHell.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON: "THE PLAN" HAS NOT EVEN BEEN RELEASED !

    by Mullah Omar

    The Season 4.5 DVDs did not even get released a full month ago! <br> <br> Nothing Singer can do will pull this film out of the shadow of Moore's incarnation of the series. <br> <br> Maybe if Singer had waited 10 years this *might* make sense, but to try this hot on the heels of the resolution of a well-liked series? Madness.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Let me clarify. That's "casual fans" as in people who simply watch the show and enjoy it - (I know many) - not the fans who visit message boards and discuss minutiae and whether the show had depressing political and social overtones.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Quoting internet movie gossip websites...

    by Heckles

    Not just being quoted on the cover of shitty direct-to-DVD movies anymore!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by NudeandAroused

    is there really a need for the movie? The series just ended. hate it or love it, the series told a different version than the 1980's version. Do we really need something else again? Not so sure.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Like Star Trek?

    by growltiger

    Will it follow the meteoric (fortnight timeline) rise of Adama from cadet to commander? I know all kinds of people will want to see that!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    X MEN: FIRST CLASS

    by DonLogan

    I thought First Class was about the FIRST CLASS of mutants at the school ie:cyclops and co, not focusing "on the younger mutant characters seen fleetingly at the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning", isn't that NEW MUTANTS?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    And they must have the robot dog!

    by growltiger

    I switched off the original series, after a bout of hysterical laughter, when I saw that one.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Yes, those people do exist. But they're not being targeted either. The film is likely targeting people who have only a slight memory of BSG. Much like how Batman Begins didn't give a flying fuck if you'd watched the previous films or not.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...followed up a universally hated film after nearly a decade. Thus:it had a purpose which Singers BSG DOES NOT.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    brian singer...so overratted

    by StonedWriter88

    i hate hollywood. where talentless hacks who do as they're told get touted as important directors. let's see, singer directed the usual suspects, which is mainly good because of the writing. then he went on to do the first two xmen movies, somehow making such an exciting cool comic into stale boring movies. then he went on to do the same thing yet even more so with superman. after directing tom cruise in a war movie no one cared about, why would anyone still care that this guy works? he sucks! but oh yeah, the studios must remember that he takes orders good.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    DIRK BENEDICT GOTTA EAT

    by Darth Busey

    Get Boxey on the horn, too.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Margot_Tenenbaum

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Nice username.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Batman's Begin Begins

    by Hagakure

    There are talks of Bryan Singer signing on to direct a new movie based on a reboot of the recent Batman reboot.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    StonedWriter88

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I assume you've never read the Usual Suspects script? It's pretty good, but the pieces are brought together by Singer. Especially as the Keyser Soze stuff in the script is VASTLY inferior to what Singer did with it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Turn Apollo into a deadbeat dad/stalker.

    by Karl Hungus

    Bad idea.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Ah, what would a Singer related Talkbalk be without...

    by theneonsamurai

    ...rampant homophobia?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Use Lorne Greene as Holo-Adama.

    by Karl Hungus

    Bad idea.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Cast Kevin Spacey as Baltar.

    by Karl Hungus

    Bad idea.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Well, They Did It With Lost in Space

    by WriteFromLeft

    Although they could have done that update a little differently... Robot: "Will Robinson, my sensors indicate that Dr. Smith is a pedophile." Will: "Golly." Smith (to Robot): "Bend over, you ninny!"

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    If Transformers and G.I. Joe ARAH fans

    by Dingbatty

    have to accept those shitty movies, BSG fans should have to deal with this, as well.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Set it in a paralel universe

    by AsimovLives

    Worked wonders for Jar Jar Abrams' Crap Trek retarded piece of shit movie. And everybody swallowed it without questioning. Should work fine for this one as well.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    so much sci fi lately

    by solotwit

    why is Hollywood so gun-ho on sci fi lately? I love the premise of BSG. Seems perfect for a movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Absolutely no fucking point.

    by BiggusDickus

    You will never top something as rich, compelling and intelligent as Moore's recent version.<p>This will be generic sub-Star Trek bollocks and no one will care a fucking jot.<p>Piss off, Singer. Go churn out another boring Superman film...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Release the RDM miniseries theatrically.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I DARE Bryan Singer to make a better movie. And since nobody except 8 people watched the mini, it will be COMPLETELY NEW to the vast general audience that loves sci-fi movies but were just waiting for the right promo campaign.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    ...my neighbor went to school with Bryan Singer and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...still sees him from time to time. True story.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    ...and my neighbor borrowed my lawnmower a couple...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of times. Not sure what that says about me...but it means something.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    BiggusDickus

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Is that before or after Adama spent entire episodes vomiting and/or crying?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    You guys remember that the new BSG pilot lasted 3 hours?

    by AsimovLives

    It was so long, they had to cut it into two parts and call it a miniseries. How does the new guys responsible for this "relaunch" of BSG figure they can tell a story anew in a much shorter running time? I fear they would had to dumb it down for the sake of an average movie running time.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore:

    by the ageless stranger

    The recent TV show frequently shows up quite high on lists of the best TV shows of all time. The original, simply put, does not. I'd say that shows it means plenty to an audience beyond geeks.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Booo, Hissssss.

    by Keblar

    Maybe They'll get Dirk Benedict since Moore got Richard Hatch...My god I just realized his name is 'Dick Hatch'...how have I missed that all these years?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Eh

    by Gozu

    I loved, loved "BSG" until the series finale. At the same time, it's a remake of a remake and the body isn't even cold yet. Even then, I'd rather they revisit other sci-fi properties that might not be as obvious.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    make a all female cast for the new BSG.

    by AsimovLives

    BSG as a story of an all amazons society composed of hot babes. Then have them all have lots of hot lesbian sex. While fighting space battles against the cylons, which are also hot babes too who are a lot into same sex as well. It would be epic.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by pointjoe

    Hey Bryan Singer...here's an idea for you. Aliens land in South Africa and then humans won't let them leave. You can call it Neighborhood Ninety. There's a thing called window of opportunity and the Battlestar window closed on his too long ago. Let it go and get back to making mediocre X-Men movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    WOW, both sound terrible

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    He turned down New Mutants (adventures of Cannonball and the werewolf chick) for a horrible and unnecessary reboot of BG that sounded devoid of original ideas. "A Borgified Apollo..." wasn't that the Star Trek Next Generation cliff hanger episode? Yeah sure, I thought the Ron Moore series sounded stupid with the changed sexes, sexbots, and Sci-Fi channel pedigree and that ended up really good so who knows? Oh that's right, Valkyre and Superman Returned sucked while Canival was really good. I'll stick with riding the hot hand rather than hoping a lost director rebounds. I learned my lesson there with Carpenter and DePalma.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    don't care

    by DanboJohnJ

    the guy has not done a good film since Usual Suspects imo

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Get Richard Hatch on the phone and cast him

    by jtp8000

    as Felix's lover. I mean the Richard Hatch from Survivor Oh Felix won't be in this one? I had a feeling Jolly walked that way

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Yall are wrong

    by catlettuce4

    This fits perfectly into the series...It has all happened before and it will happen again!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    ageless stranger

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    And how many of those people tuned into watch it? I'm aware that I'm a heathen for not liking it, but I find it hilarious how out of proportion the love is, considering the small ratings each episode got.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Is it just me, or...

    by parallax_r

    is Bryan Singer single-handedly destroying his career!? He started off so strong - he gives us Apt Pupil, The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 and 2 - then he goes and makes a terrible Superman film instead of continuing the X-Men series leaving us with Ratboy to flush it down the toilet, he then goes and makes a film about Nazi separatists (which, actually, wasn't that bad), and now he wants to create a film of a 70's TV show as a complete reboot right after we had a near-perfect reboot as a TV series!? The dude makes poor choices, s'all I'm saying.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    "Adama spent entire episodes vomiting and/or crying?"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Uh, that is a fallacy.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Awesome! Bryan singer rules.

    by HoboCode

    He brought intelligence, grace, and excitement to Superman and X-Men. I'm looking forward to this. And this is coming from a big fan of the reimagined series.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore

    by the ageless stranger

    "And how many of those people tuned into watch it?" Yes you're right, everyone who has written good things about BSG has never actually watched it....Nice talking to you, Brick Wall.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Could work if the film covered..

    by MetalMickey

    ..The First Cylon War within Ron Moore's established canon. Otherwise, a full-on reboot is FUCKING RIDICULOUS. Kinda like remaking TDK, no?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Fastest Reimagineboot in history

    by Samuel Fulmer

    With the TV series' corpse barely in the ground, we're getting a reimagineboot. God, I hope to hear next week that James Cameron will be doing a Transformers remake using mocap in 3-D!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I love the fact...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...that everyone else is starting to see how shallow Singer really is after all the cocksucking that's been endured over the years.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer to direct Inglourious Basterds

    by Samuel Fulmer

    reimagineboot! Also on his plate are a new GI Joe film, as well as a Ghosts of Girlfriends Past reimagine boot about a man "haunted" by all of his old boyfriends to be called Ghosts of Boyfriends Past. He also plans to rework Apt Pupil, but this time without the filming young men in the shower controversy.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Battlestar Galactica fans rejoice...

    by Philvis

    You have not been left out any longer. Now you can have your own equivilant of Superman Returns!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    the ageless stranger

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I'm sure plenty of people watched it and liked it, but I'd say a fair few champions jumped on the critical kudos bandwagon, yet never sat down when it aired and watched.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    So he didn't spend episodes crying and/or vomiting?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Where's the new Galactica '80

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Didn't they have flying motorcycles, or am I thinking of Megaforce? I guess at least it had Lorne Green. Maybe we can get a CGI Lorne Green mo-caped by Andy Serkis.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    If Singer Goes Back to the X-Verse

    by DKT

    I'd rather see him do Wolverine 2. He and Jackman have a good working relationship, he and McQuarrie have a good working relationship, and he made the best of the X-Men movies. BSG I'm ambvialent about, although his attachment makes me curious.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Battlestar Galactica--now with 65% less God...

    by Bones

    If this Battlestar Galactica is a sequel to the ORIGINAL SHOW or a remake more in keeping with the ideals of the original show, I am there.<p> Hell, if there are simply ALIENS in it rather than the endless Man/Machine debate, I am going to be happy. A news flash for those too young to remember the original show: THE CYLONS WERE NOT ROBOTS...The were tiny, squid/crab-like aliens in Human sized Battlesuits. Said so in the Pilot, in the Novelization and many other places. And for the Lords of Kobol's sake...bring back the words Feldercarb, yaren, centon, and all the design work that made their culture DIFFERENT than our own.<p> It's about Human Aliens, Yo.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    No, he didn't. He vomited once and that was in the finale. As for his emotional breakdowns, he certainly didn't spend ENTIRE episodes doing it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    MetalMickey...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...I reckon your idea could work.<p>Either that bit or the story of the 'Earth' of the thirteenth colony.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    And while we're on the subject of hastily turned-around films...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...from poorly-received television series, would anyone care to comment on what 'Serenity' added to the 'Firefly' storyline?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I'm Up For An Action Packed BSG Movie.

    by The Outlander

    While I would probably call the new Battlestar Galactica series my favourite series of all time, I think I'm okay with Bryan Singer making a more action oriented movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Singer KILLED the man of steel.

    by WalkinDead

    Singer held Kryptonite up his sleeve when he made Superman Returns. I just pray he's not also a cylon spy.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    The circle is now complete

    by JamesT

    This is what should of damn happened in 2003.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    All this has happened before...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...and all this will happen again.<p>Only this time with Ian McKellen.<p>So say we all.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    A stupid, offensive idea

    by Ragnarok12

    The recent Galactica series attracted enough attention that it was discussed at the United Nations. But, heck! Who wants the critical kudos when this is part of a Glen Larson/'Anti-GINO' fanatic revenge scheme? I know from my own experience that many, many people didn't watch the show on TV: they bought the DVDs. Complex serial dramas are better to watch when you have all of the episodes on tap. I've done the same with Buffy/Angel, Alias and Lost. I know lots of other people who have done the same. The most sensible option would be to hire Ron Moore to write this film and tie it in to the TV show continuity. Who knows? Universal might sell even more DVDs on the back of it. I just hope this farce doesn't derail the Caprica TV show.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Could be cool, i've still yet to watch a single episode of the TV show so wouldn't have any probs with this.<p> Is the TV series good... and do you have to watch all of it to appreciate?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Singer didn't kill the Man of Steel.

    by TiVo1138

    He just failed to resuscitate him.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai...

    by BiggusDickus

    'Yes' and 'Absolutely'.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Stuntcast Dirklon Facelon...

    by chromedome

    ...and the Gold Seal Of Stupidity is assured

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Capes! Lasers! Robot dogs! Lizard Men!

    by MetalMickey

    NOW WITH ADDED HEAVY-HANDED GAY UNDERTONES! BSG was shit even by disco-infatuated 70's standards. In fact, the name itself kept me away from Moore's BSG for years 'til finally I gave the miniseries a spin.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I'm FER IT!!!

    by Vicconius

    The Moore TV show became a colossal downer bore. I'd love to see a movie that advances the original idea into a big screen epic swashbuckling adventure. And Starbuck has to be a roguish fun GUY, not some moody emo chick.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Ragnorak12 raises a very valid point.

    by BiggusDickus

    There are loads of people now who won't watch dramas with series-long story arcs simply because it's such a pain in the arse to wait a week between episodes. <p>On DVD, you can stick a few on at a time and really immerse yourself in the story. I never saw '24', 'The Sopranos' or 'The Wire' on tv, but absolutely loved them when I bought the discs. <p>However, I'm well aware of the irony that if everyone thought like me, the ratings would bomb after half a season and the series would be cancelled.<p>Go figure...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    JamesT

    by ChopChop

    This is what should have damn happened in 2003. There, I fixed it for you.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Vicconius...

    by BiggusDickus

    Yeah, but which one would you rather have tickling your chickenskin handbag?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    the people complaining about this

    by bluetunehead

    sound a lot like the people who want nathan fillion cast in every genre movie being developed, and want a smallville theatrical film, etc. <br><br> face the facts people: successful tv projects are still small fries compared to the audience a big budget film will attract.<br><br>the highest ratings this show got was about 2m an episode when taking into account dvr's. if every single one of those fans went to the movie theater on opening weekend, that would mean you'd get... what.... a 20 million opening weekend? that's not enough reason for the studios to base the new movie on the existing tv show.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    If there was ever any fucking doubt...

    by CatVutt

    That Hollywood is completely fucking devoid of original ideas, this pretty much seals it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Margot_Tenenbaum

    by twisted_lullaby

    is so right. There is no way on this earth (pun intended) that a new Galactica film could better RDM's mini series. The very notion is so unbelievably disrespectful.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Can Glen Larson

    by donkey_lasher

    get over BSG?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    BSG-

    by Omar B

    Everybody gay!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Sweet!! Now sign up Olmos as a less weepy Adama!!

    by picardsucks

    Most of those poor fuckers are more or less out of work now anyway or in straight to video hell. Sigh up Olmos as a less weepy, drinky, nihlisticy Adama, Hogan as a less Cylony Tigh, Callus as a more kolikos-ish Baltar. Bamber as less of a Berkeey hippee counterculture-ish Apollo. I can't wait for this if they do it right!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    What The Frak?

    by Norm

    I just don't understand the need for a reboot after we just had one, and with Caprica coming, and I doubt the canons will match. Will this still be an exodus story? The same exact plot? Cylons attack, ragtag fleet escapes, is chased across the galaxy, finds Earth. But we just did it, and what I liked most about the TV series story arc was that it was emotionally draining, as a long exodus should be. But that takes time. There's no way to do an exodus in a two hour movie and have any real emotional impact. As a trillogy maybe, with the first film being only attack and escape. Which means it'll be nothing more than remake of the TV series pilot. What's the fracking point of that? But if I was going to remake it, I would make it BIG. This is a 12 planet, FTL capable, fully spacefaring society. There should be ships all over the place. The Cyclons would wipe out 90% in the first strike, but there should be a massive exodus fleet with maybe 6 Battlestars. They're hunted ruthlessly, large chunks of the fleet lost at each battle. And like I said, this is a LARGE civilization, so as the fleet flees, they're constantly picking up new ships that were in deep space at the time of the attack, a few more Battlestars with civilian fleets join in. I always felt that the Galactica should have met up with more than just the Pegasus, to be a bit larger in scope. Maybe other smaller military ships, destroyer type that can be sacrificed like pawns. In that way you can have massive battles, constant tension, constant loss and an epic scope. A final few will make the escape to Earth, but you'll feel the loss that took place, rather than the wad being shot all at once at the beginning. Go big or go home, that's the only way I can see a reboot making any sense.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    That is a good point, TV is small fries.

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    You have to figure a certain decent percentage of the TV fanbase will show either out of curiosity, blind faith, or just to bitch about it after. If the movie actually looks good, then you draw the casual movie goer who went to Star Trek. You might even get like an anti-Serenity internet viral thingy where all the BSG fans complain and complain about the movie being insulting so much that people go to it just to piss them off. In theory, Singer is a good director (better than say Ratner), the ship is fairly iconic and has been essentially advertised for free the past couple years, and the original BSG is what it is (a wannabe Star Wars/Star Trek) so it makes sense it would try to cash in while the gettings good with Star Trek's big year. Why else do you think they're making more Riddick movies?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    It also is time to remake Battle Beyond the Stars

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Cameron can do the special effects in 3D.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    "We were going to call ourselves The Beatles..."

    by tangcameo

    "...but these other guys beat us t it. Now I know everybody thinks they're bigger than Jesus but just wait 'til you get a listen to us!" *breaks out the accordion and the wa-wa pedal* A one! A two! A one-two-three-four! ----- so ends my summation of a BSG big screen movie, even by Bryan Singer.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Instead of a reboot why not...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...reshoot the Ron Moore BSG pilot with the same cast on a theatrical budget? Don't contradict the original version but add more action! If Universal HAS to cash in on BSG theatrically, why not do it this way? Plus you won't just sell the movie DVD but four additional $40.00/$60.00 TV seasons. Think of the holiday profits!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Finally!

    by symon

    Maybe this will get the horrible taste of the BSG finale out of my brain... That's the first time a finale has ruined a whole show for me, but ruin it it did. If Bryan Singer's got an ending in mind that works and doesn't involve angels or God or a bullshit back to nature message, I'm all for seeing it play out...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I think TV ratings do suffer as a result of DVD sales!

    by Ragnarok12

    In an era where shows are available so swiftly after broadcast, a lot of us will simply attempt to avoid spoilers for as long as we can and wait for our shows that are never interrupted by ads, pre-empted by sports events or cut for language, sex or violence. Broadcasting is changing and overnight TV ratings are far from an accurate monitor of what people want to watch these days. Look at shows such as Futurama, which, IIRC, returned because of DVD sales.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    CALL. IT. SOMETHING. ELSE. FUCKHEADS.

    by Crow3711

    This makes no fucking sense at all, unless they are actually attempting to capitalize on the name alone, which, IMO, will backfire hardcore. The people who actually watched BSG all the way through (which, relatively, isn't that high a number even for cable, let alone feature film proportions) will be wise to this, and probably for the most part, extremely dubious and uninterested. People who didn't watch the show and who aren't serious film people (like most of us) will probably assume it has something to do with the show, or, is just some silly scifi nonsense they aren't interested in anyhow. <p> I can't see any outcome that makes this a good or smart decision. Just come up with your own name for something. The show just ended, and you are fast tracking this? This is the definition of fucking retarded. I don't care how good it looks, if they call it Battlestar Galactica, I probably won't go see it, just to spite their lazy fucking retarded headassholefaces.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    CALL. IT. SOMETHING. ELSE. FUCKHEADS.

    by Crow3711

    This makes no fucking sense at all, unless they are actually attempting to capitalize on the name alone, which, IMO, will backfire hardcore. The people who actually watched BSG all the way through (which, relatively, isn't that high a number even for cable, let alone feature film proportions) will be wise to this, and probably for the most part, extremely dubious and uninterested. People who didn't watch the show and who aren't serious film people (like most of us) will probably assume it has something to do with the show, or, is just some silly scifi nonsense they aren't interested in anyhow. <p> I can't see any outcome that makes this a good or smart decision. Just come up with your own name for something. The show just ended, and you are fast tracking this? This is the definition of fucking retarded. I don't care how good it looks, if they call it Battlestar Galactica, I probably won't go see it, just to spite their lazy fucking retarded headassholefaces.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    CALL. IT. SOMETHING. ELSE. FUCKHEADS.

    by Crow3711

    This makes no fucking sense at all, unless they are actually attempting to capitalize on the name alone, which, IMO, will backfire hardcore. The people who actually watched BSG all the way through (which, relatively, isn't that high a number even for cable, let alone feature film proportions) will be wise to this, and probably for the most part, extremely dubious and uninterested. People who didn't watch the show and who aren't serious film people (like most of us) will probably assume it has something to do with the show, or, is just some silly scifi nonsense they aren't interested in anyhow. <p> I can't see any outcome that makes this a good or smart decision. Just come up with your own name for something. The show just ended, and you are fast tracking this? This is the definition of fucking retarded. I don't care how good it looks, if they call it Battlestar Galactica, I probably won't go see it, just to spite their lazy fucking retarded headassholefaces.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    symon

    by Ragnarok12

    The original BSG was loaded with overt religious symbolism related to Larson's own Mormon beliefs: Kobol standing in for Kolob, the ship of lights inhabited by angels, Count Iblis who was Satan ('Iblis' is the Islamic name for Satan.) The issue people seemed to have with the finale is that two beings who stated that they were angels sent by God were revealed to be . . . angels sent by God. Indeed, the new BSG was a good deal more circumspect about the fleet being involved with God and the angels than the original Galactica was. More than anything, for all its radical reinterpretation of the original BSG, the new show was surprisingly faithful to what came before!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    At last, a PROPER avatar shot!

    by Cervantes

    Not sure if anyone in these talkbacks has already flagged this up or not, but until it gets a dedicated article (it's pretty cool looking news after all), here's a great quality shot of Jake and a couple of avatars.... -<P> http://www.kvikmyndir.is/images/news/022_070_4k_x28r1M.jpg <P> CGI looks great as it can from a still, but I'm not so sure about Jake's haircut....

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Domi'sInnerChild...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...with English model Keeley Hazell as St. Exmin!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Um, no

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Thats a no, Hollywood

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    TOM CRUSE IS ADAMA!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Morgan Freeman as Col. Tigh.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Zero interest in this

    by ebonic_plague

    My interest in new movies in general is waning.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    This is going to suck huge donkey balls.

    by Force_McCockin

    How many minutes into this craptastic douche fest before Dirk Benedict does a quick cameo.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Woah lets not go crazy,

    by Semen Stains

    X-men comics were never expertly written and this idea just plain sucks

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Semen Stains...

    by BiggusDickus

    Yes, 'Days of Future Past' and 'The Dark Phoenix Saga' were just thrown together, weren't they?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! Finally, We Get The Real Galactica--Theme And All

    by Media Messiah

    Ron Moore's new Galactica was great, it just wasn't Galactica, and he should have created his own characters to experiment with--like we needed a female Starbuck...and a female Boomer? <BR><BR>I am looking forward to hearing Glen Larson's theme song respectfully restored to Battlestar Galactica...and the show's story narrative about ancient astronauts who built the pyramids.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    by Alientoast

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Dur?

    by Alientoast

    Lets see...movie that abandons current fanbase for a distant fanbase and is supposed to strongly adhere to the asinine original? All hands, brace for turbulence.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Well, this is certainly...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...a great piece of non-shitty news that isn't making me want to vomit and murder anyone remotely connected to the project.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Ron Moore will take revenge by remaking

    by AlienDragQueen

    The Usual Suspects

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Things are looking up...

    by Doctor Holmes

    Well, the reimagined series was a snorefest, with a small fanbase, so things can only be looking up with a Singer/De Santo movie. Sign me up! :)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "..."

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    This news is frakking depressing....

    by TheWaqman

    I hope it flops.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Doctor Holmes

    by donkey_lasher

    You obviously have prescribed to yourself some mind bending drugs. <p> I think a lot of us hope it flops Wagman, but knowing the latest generation of spoon-fed cinema goers, they will lap this up. <p> If a no-brainer action packed Star Trek can get critical acclaim then anything is possible.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    So, there will be CAPRICA TV series on Syfy

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and a BSG movie in theaters? Won't that confuse people?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer

    by BusterRantCasey

    Should be drag out in the street and shot in front of his family, How you can manage to Ruin X-men and Superman is beyond me given they both pretty much write themselves, I hate that guy, probably more than McG, at least McG can squeeze out at least a somewhat entertaining movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    While I'm not totally oppossed..

    by psycros

    I for one felt the Sci-Fi series was a very mixed bag. I probably would have liked it more if it hadn't actually been "Battlestar Galactica" but something original. The melodrama was off the charts in places and I lost interest about the middle of season three. For me the biggest flaw was the organized, standing co-ed military, which has never worked because it can't..which provided pretty much the crux of every dramatic situation in the show. It would have made 1000 time more sense and been far more engrossing to see that kind of thing evolve as the human's situation became more desperate (you know..kind of like in the original?). Being of the generation that loved original BSG I'd be overjoyed with a quality remake of that vision. However, I don't trust Bryan Swinger as far as he can fast-pitch a softball. Superman Returns ate so bad I was kind of in shock as the credits rolled - they'd done the impossible, largely rehashing a good film into something unwatchable. Furthermore, while I wasn't always happy (OK, *rarely* happy with Moore's reboot) I agree that this re-reboot(?) is indeed TOO SOON. So let's make everyone happy - the geekcore, the casuals, the BSG 1.0 and 2.0 faithful. Hollywood: you wanna make a movie about a ragtag bunch of humans being pursued through space, with only a single great warship as their defender? One word: ROBOTECH. Anime dudes probably stole it from Larsen anyway. (P.S.: Yes, I know all about Macross. That name says NOTHING to the typical Westerner. Harmony's editing totally surpassed the original Japanese series anyway.)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Singer's a capable director

    by veritasses

    but in my opinion, he's not the type who can create something great out of mediocre material. Give him a first rate story and screenplay though and odds are in his favor that it'll be pretty good. Just let him direct though... don't let him create the story or write the screenplay.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    This is Brilliant!!!!

    by Rupert_The_Ripper

    But wait…I think I can get into the spirit of this pure genius of an idea!!! In fact, I think I can trump it! Hey Hollywood execs, how’s this for a sure fire money maker?!!! Why don’t you remake Empire Strikes Back as a stand-alone movie, except it will be a musical with sock puppets and plenty of all CG sets, directed by Paul WS Andersen, starring Britney Spears as the voice of Princess Leah and Shia Labeouf as the voice of Luke, Justin Timberlake will be Han Solo of course, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the voice of Darth Vader…with a special cameo of a green SpongeBob Squarepants as Yoda!!!! It will be perfect!!!! Effen douchebags.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Singer lost SOOOOO much stock with Superman Returns

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    He's going to have to knock our socks off to recover from that travesty. Valykie was an ok movie in a "TNT presents" sort of way. if he's going to go ball's deep into sacred territory, he'd better have someone on staff to slap him everytime he starts talking about characters wearing hotpants and go go boots.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    This would be more like...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...20th Century Fox using a contractual loophole to hire William Friedkin to remake Star Wars for the summer of 1978.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    BSG: MUFFET RETURNS!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    DO THEY FIND EARTH?!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    IN TWO HOURS?!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    LOL@ remake of The Usual Suspects!

    by ToMonicker

    Hey, let's also make a remake of 7even... what's in the box? something for me? Hey, let's just totally rip off Star Wars this time for BattleStar Galactica... Open the movie with a Cylon Base ship pursuing Athena over one of the lesser 12 planets. Cylon's board with Baltar leading them, "where are the plans?", blah, blah, blah. Daggit(r2) and Lucifer(c-3po) escape... etc. Apollo will be a hotshot magic rock(hey they have to come from somewhere!) farmer with a crotchety Uncle Ty! Adama will be the wise ol' mentor who has something called the Eye of Kobol, which along with some light sword thingie, will help Apollo defeat Baltar and discover the path to Earth! Apollo then has to get passage from Starbuck and Boomer(who looks just like Chewbacca)to Aerelon to join the BattleStar Republic to fend off the Cylons and their planet destroying superweapon; a giant space chicken that deposits a an Egg of Doom on the victum planet. The egg unleashes a Godzilla(like)monster upon a helpless planet! These Cylons are reptilian after all. ah, screw it. Too much caffiene, sorry.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    My prediction.

    by I Hope You Die

    It'll suck. It'll be successful. There will be a new TV spin-off series from the producers of Stargate. The new series will pretend Moore's BSG didn't exist and will continue for 11 seasons and create numerous terrible spin-offs.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Is it such a stretch....

    by cineninja

    Lets see...Kevin Spacey as Baltar....Wil Smith as both Tighe and Boomer...Marsden as Apollo and Perez Hilton as Starbuck both males but playing 'land the Viper' with each other...Patrick Stewart as Adama....Brandon Routh as Athena....it could work.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    But...WHY?????????

    by ravenloff

    The series was awesome. Incredibly good tv that they ended right at, or very nearly, the point where they were about to jump the ol' shark. 10 years from now, maybe. Brian Singer would be better off wresting the Star Wars rights from Lucas in a class-action lawsuit containing PO'd 30-somethings. Once the rights are in the bag, he needs to hire, wholehog, the studio responsible for the cinematic trailer for the upcoming Old Republic MMO...the one where the Sith attack the Jedi Academy. Those two minutes embodied more of what the Jedi could be, embodied more of a bold storytelling style, than the last four Lucas-created Star Wars movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    This blows

    by Djamdjean

    Nobody needs to retell the story when it was just told pretty much perfectly. Now we're supposed to accept a new Capt. Adama, Apollo, Starbuck, etc??? This really ranks as one of the stupidest ideas ever.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    this has all happened before + will happen again.

    by alice 13

    and again. <p>and again. <p>and again.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    by nostairway

    That's twice in one day btw

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I'm out.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    More importantly, who will do the reboot of this one?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    You know, in five years. Like they have to do with Superman now.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Who cares - the one on sci-fi was brilliant

    by slayme

    no way they can top that, and the bad part is, even if they do, fans will still not like it cause it is too soon after the show. oh well, whatever

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    alice 13 - nice

    by slayme

    who woulda thought THAT was what the saying meant though right.. doh

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    THE NEW FRACKIN CAST LIST RELEASED!!

    by mr sulu

    Adama - Clint Eastwood Apollo - Brandon Routh Starbucks - Nathon Fillion Balta - Kevin Spacey Boomer - Common Tigh - Morgan Freeman

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Somebody suggested

    by xyvortex

    That the premise could be that the Galactica didn't go into the sun but went on a wide orbit that would bring it back in modern times... Don't know if that's what they'd do, I mean if they did they should just call it Macross and be done with it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    "Gossip Girl" Creator Josh Schwartz...

    by sethcohen

    ...has done more than create f*%kng Gossip Girl. Dammit! Though my name might reveal my bias for other Josh projects, it's still true. What's a Chuck-creating, Seth Cohen-inventing mini-genius have to do to get that damn moniker off his name when there is something more appropriate?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Is it 'Fracking' or 'Frakking'?

    by BiggusDickus

    ...I'm inclined to go with the latter, but am not 100% sure...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I like to think Galactica didn't fly into the sun

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Anders took the fleet off somewhere else, and it's just out there in space somewhere.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    If they include the Borellian Nomen from the OS:BSG

    by Xiphos_2

    Then I'm in. Or the fucked up Centurian that thought he was a gunfighter or a remake of Gun on Ice Planet Zero would be cool also.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Watching Bastille Day as we speak..

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ..I would hate to see BSG reduced to the Buck Rogers bull that it originally was..

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Think he can top JJ's Trek? I don't think so!

    by DrPain

    And could this news also mean we'll see Trek XII vs BG in 2011? My bet is on Trek.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Maybe if they make it old school

    by MattmanReturns

    I love the new Battlestar Galactica, but the only way this could possibly work (and that's a stretch) is if they go back to the blatant Star Wars ripoff roots of the original. And an updated, fully orchestrated version of the original themes would be nice, as someone else mentioned. But I'm extremely skeptical, and I find it odd that they greenlit a nerd property that nerds weren't even screaming for. I think we've all had our Battlestar fix and we're good for a while.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    "and Cylons fucking their mothers shit"

    by MattmanReturns

    Hahaha

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Boo. I wanted Singer to do LOGANS RUN

    by Logan_1973

    He seems cut out for it to me.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Why the hell not?

    by cinemaniac

    I'm all for something more closely resembling the original series. I enjoyed parts of the Moore reimagining, mostly the pseudo-doco stylings brought to it by Michael Rymer the director of the original pilot/mini-series. But the series, despite some terrific episodes here and there, left me cold. The religious aspects and the bickering cylons bugged/bored the shit out of me. Also, Moore's version was not a huge success in terms of ratings, whereas the original 70s show was an enormous international hit (at least in its first year) that included numerous re-edits of eps released to theaters. I hope Singer brings back Senssuround!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    wow, what a bunch of pussies!

    by Judge Briggs

    seriously, WHY? WHY?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Caprica is coming out. How can we have two revisions exist toge

    by kbarber29

    Bryan Singer, do everyone a favor. Go film X-men. It's what your good at. Bring the franchise back to being good. Leave BSG alone!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    brian you are going the wrong way !

    by anakinsoyo

    Superman returns even with its good aspects was boring as hell . why the fuck is singer poking his nose where it is not wanted when he needs to finish off his job with superman and make a second film with action and blow everyone away like he did with x men 2 . Brian you gave up on x men and now your giving up on superman so please dont mess with battlestar its been done and everyone is more than satisfied . The new battlestar tv show rules and it pretty much is near perfection and we have caprica . So sort your fucking head out go make the superman movie we all know you can make and get your credibility back .

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Word on the street is...

    by FilmGuy125

    ..that Bryan Singer and Tom DeSanto are gay lovers. This comes from one of my friends in the business.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Hire Zacharia Sitchin to help with mythology

    by jonsnow

    I'm sure he would have a few good ideas as far as the 12 colonies mythology. I think the latest tv series ending was awesome and it had aspects very similiar to the book, the 12th planet.Focusing on the mythology of the series would be a great new take.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Hated the end of Moore's BSG...

    by BurnHollywood

    Pretty much hated it from New Caprica forward. Still, there's no fucking way this dopey bullshit is getting a dime out of me.<p> BSG fans of the world (regardless of how long you hung in there), unite and boycott this shit. This idea sucks.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    what the frackin hell?

    by DontFrackBSGSinger

    Ok, first off I only read articles from here ... you are the reason I made this account Singer to tell you how much I want you to fail. I want this movie to be worse than Battlefield Earth. BSG was a good show as of late and it ended well over a year ago, Seinfield did the same thing but there was no movie, a movie that has nothing to do with the tv show. Sure I didn't see the old school stuff, but really considering how many seasons BSG was, I implore you to explain how you intend to make it better in about 2 hours? Actually, don't I can't get Wolverine out of my head as it is which is the worst of all the X-men movies. And I will boycot this film and encourage all to come over and watch my BSG collection and save the movie ticket or rental. Happy Sinking!

  • Yes there is. Glen Larson is the producer of this movie. Glen Larson did not like the Ron Moore series and had no control over it. Glen Larson has control of this movie, sort of the reverse of Gene Roddenberry's situation with Star Trek in the 1980s. (Roddenberry lost control of Star Trek movies after the first one, but controlled TNG on TV until he died. With BSG, Glen Larson lost control of TV but controls movies.)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    SHUT THE FUCK UP, WHINERS! NUBSG WAS OVERRATED!

    by Doctor Cosmic

    You can ignore this all you want, but the truth is, Moore's BSG lost its way early on and never found its way back. It NEVER had mainstream exposure or "appeal" and thus it won't factor into this film's success or failure. I for one would like to see a BSG that has a little more sense of adventure and dare I say it, "fun," then the dismal drag that Moore's BSG became.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Hey Doctor Cosmic...drink my douche drainage!

    by Anakins_Anal_Douchewater

    RDM's BSG was light years beyond anything you cocksmoking dribble-dicks deserved. I guess it was too much character and thought that lost you and your "ilk." We've seen nothing on TV as good as this since DS9 (again some RDM love there) and all you fucksticks can do is crap all over it due to your desperate need to be contrarian bitches. NEVER is such an assinine comment to use on something that challenged you. Asswipe.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    YES, FUCK SYFYSceeFee's BG!

    by JackLucas

    Old school Galactica FTW!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Dumb idea. Just remake The Black Hole!!!

    by JuanSanchez

    Before Wall-E, there was V.I.N.CENT!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    "Changing boomer and Starbuck into women was stupid"

    by MattmanReturns

    Why is that stupid, exactly? The original show had too much sausage.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    You guys forget, reboots are inherent in the mythos of this show

    by dailysportspages

    What has happened before will happen again, etc... <br> Im actually looking forward to this. I really like the world of BSG. <br> There is no reason why a lot of the stuff from Moores BSG cant be used in this new version. <br> <br> There are two more things to remember here. <br> Ron Moore lifted a shitload of the ideas from the script of the proposed BSG remake that folks from the original series were working on. <br> <br> And we forget how a lot of development ideas had more to do with the scope and budget of a show on basic cable tv. There was a huge dumbing down of technology on the show due to just that. <br> This is not a problem with a big budget feature. <br> <br> They can take a lot of what worked great on the Moore show, remove some of the melodrama, add in some of the more fantastical elements from the original series... and open up the audience to a whole new adventure. <br> <br> In this BSG there could be no skinjobs... instead the Cylons who take human form are cyborgs. <br> A movie with a bunch of robots, mysticism, adventure, spaceships and cyborgs... whats not to like? <br> <br> The pitch meeting probably went... Star Wars + Terminator = BSG Movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Wasn't the problem the the 70's Galatica...

    by Meta

    that after the pilot the show lacked any original ideas or stories? They had to crib ideas from "The Dirty Dozen (and the Guns of Navarone)", "Towering Inferno", "Shane" and a bunch of other films simply because they didn't have story ideas to shoot. Jump 25 years later and RDM took the best ideas from the pilot and most creative ideas from the first series (Commander Cain) and turned it into something that worked in this day and age. Seriously, what can Singer do? It's worse than redundancy, it's sheer lack of creativity. What will Singer give us from the "original series"? Starbuck crash landing on a planet (followed by Apollo doing it later in the film)? Count Iblis? Muffit? How about the Ovions? We can always bring back the singers with 4 eyes and 2 mouths singing (now with the hottest pop-stars playing the roles).

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    JuanSachez

    by Anakins_Anal_Douchewater

    V.I.N.CENT! YES! Loved him and that Old Bob :)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Please...

    by Anakins_Anal_Douchewater

    none of this will see the light of day. If I recall Singer and DeSanto were also "attached" to this before and that went into the shitter as well...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Yawwwwwwwnnn... this will utterly fail

    by MurderMostFowl

    Studio execs... seriously? You're telling me that you think a movie that will ape the hard earned trial by fire respect that the new BSG got on their series is going to be a success? The new BSG had to work their asses off to get the respect they deserved for one of the greatest shows in the history of television ( well Seasons 1 & 2 anyway ) <BR><BR> You really think a one off movie that is neither the old series or the new will actually work out!?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Can't blame Singer for not wanting to go back to X-Men...

    by thedarklinglord

    Seriously, between X3 and Wolverine, Fox fucked that franchise all to hell and back, then set it on fire, took a massive shit on it, and then sodomized it some more. <br> <br> Even though we don't need, and most of us don't want a Battlestar Galactica movie, I can understand why Singer would rather delve into that universe than return to X-Men and the soured relationship with Fox. Besides, who the fuck wants a Dawson's Creek version of X-Men? Fuck that shit.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU BRYAN SINGER

    by Wes From NY

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU BRYAN SINGER

    by Wes From NY

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU BRYAN SINGER

    by Wes From NY

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Booo Hissss

    by cooper2000

    What a rediculous idea. Horrible too. First a Buffy the Vampire Slayer roboot movie and now this? Concentrate on the Logan's Run remake Bryan.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    let me say it again... NEVER GONNA HAPPEN

    by Maniaq

    NEVER <p> <br> GONNA <P> <br> HAPPEN <P> <br> <P> and I would totally be on board if it did!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Are we seriously calling it SyFy now?

    by Lolthien

    Seriously? ... I refuse... And AICN is lame for using that name.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Reboot This..

    by Burn_Hollywood_Burn

    Please somebody kick me in the head...I'd rather have that than another Frakking Reboot...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    by dailysportspages

    Adama: Harrison Ford <br> Tigh: Laurence Fishbourne<br> Apollo: Tom Welling<br> Starbuck: Chris Evans<br> Boomer: Terry Crews<br> Baltar: Christopher Walken<br>

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Hmmm better yet Tommy Lee Jones for Adama

    by dailysportspages

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    they should have called the new series something else

    by skiff

    I loved the old BC from the 70s I bet it will be all new ideas nothing to do with the series

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    logans run would have been cool indeed

    by skiff

    I forgot about that one

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I guess Starbuck & Apollo'll be both be dudes

    by pokadoo

    ...but still get it on!It would piss of new show haters and Dirk Benedict, so it's worthwhile!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Just don't turn it into fucking Blade Runner

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Rain and dark in every shot, and neon lights on the ship.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Please NO fake-gravitas Edward James Olmos.

    by AnnoyYou

    He singlehandedly ruined the series for me (if I had seen one more scene of Adama's drunken self-pitying drooling I would have thrown up) and yeah, I hope Starbuck and Apollo go back to being men because while I loved Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck, the whole unrequited love thing between her and Apollo just became a crashing bore. Do it right, Singer - do it OVER. Give JJ Abrams a call and he'll give you some pointers on how to revive a franchise the right way.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    this has the singer stamp of epic fail all over it

    by ukfilms28

    pointless and typical of hollywood, me i loved the new bsg but this is a mistake, how many shite movies or series they could pick to make a movie out of and they choose bsg, just shows how bad a year movies are having.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    What a waste

    by pax256

    So much good sci fi out there waiting to be made... I cant see how the fan base of the recent show will go for this.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Ron Moore's BSG was GROUNDBREAKING...

    by LoneGun

    ...and it brought a lot of credibility to the sci-fi genre. I believe the reason the show never achieved the ratings it deserved was because it was not promoted well. Had it aired on NBC, rather than Syfy, and been given a better time slot than Friday night, more viewers would have caught onto it.<p>The fact that Universal is planning "a complete re-imagination" of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA just shows how little respect they have for the brilliant work by Moore and the wonderful contribution of the show's talented cast and crew. At times like this, Hollywood really does seem like a place with no soul.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Ron Moore should remake THE USUAL SUSPECTS in retaliation

    by YackBacker

    Show that fucker who's boss.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Verbal Clark Kent As Kysar Cylon ?????

    by Dyslexic_Palindrome

    Sorry, All Too Easy. Hell, Someone Probably Already Said It In The Earlier Talk Backs.... I Just Havent Had A Chance To Read Them Yet. Seriously Though.... Why? I Actually Liked R&D's New BSG For The Most Part. Sure, There Were A Few Episodes Here And There That Were Fluff Or Simply Could Have Been Done Better.... But All In All, It Was A Fine Series. Still.... WHY? The Series Was JUST Redone? This Is Worse Than Throwing Money Away. This Is.... Burning Your Money While Video Taping It, Then Turning The Tape Of Your Felonious Crime Into The Dept. Of Treasury. Why On Earth Or Any Other Planet Would You Do Something So Frelling Or Frakking Insane? Tax Write-off? Nah, Cant Be That Simple. Last Time I Checked, The Cash For Clunkers Deal Was Still In Effect. Why Not Just Go Trolling For Some MILFs By Rolling Out Free SUV's, If Your Just Gonna Go All Pixie Stix Crazy With Your Bundles Of Hollywood Cash, Universal. While Youre At It.... Bring Back BJ & Bear With A Guest Zombie Star Sheriff Lobo During A Very Special Season Of "Sliders" Too. :p

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Singer really is morbidly fascinating...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    "Galactica 2012"? I mean, really? I echo many other comments on here Re: what a waste, but the people who keep asking "how will no one be confused with CAPRICA and Singer's new movie possibly appearing simultaneously -- well, the answer's right under your nose, folks: Singer did it with SUPERMAN while SMALLVILLE survived (VERY SUCCESSFULLY, I MIGHT ADD) on television -- AND IT STILL SURVIVES, perhaps not because it should, rather because it has taken a long-known iconic presence and premise and re-invigorated it in many contemporary ways. Yes, the show can be frustrating and grating at times -- but haven't some people said the same about Moore's Galactica as it reached it's later stages? Even from a guy who hasn't yet caught up with Moore's show, I think this whole thing is a dumb idea. As others have already said: 1. Hollywood is creatively bankrupt. 2. Universal is seriously disrespecting Moore (mostly) critically acclaimed FRANCHISE (what something can rightfully be called when more than one show from the same premise has been in production!) in numerous ways with the immediacy of this announcement. 3. Singer, why not ROBOTECH? LOGAN'S RUN? Something that hasn't been touched in decades? 4. I predict Singer will take his undeserved $10 MILLION (likely) PAY-OR-PLAY DEAL and promptly proceed to do EXACTLY WHAT HE DID WITH SUPERMAN REDUX: make a nostalgiac, ultimately ponderously boring sci-fi epic which concentrates far, far too much on "SUBTLETIES" and "NUANCE" and "SUBTEXT" at the expense of engaging contemporary action, humor, suspense, vitality and relevance. One of the original cast will cameo (perhaps in a doctored photograph on the main cast member's nightstand), and James Marsden will answer Singer's phone call thinking he's getting offered Apollo, when in reality Singer will once again offer him a much-less interesting, created-for-the-movie-universe character, which Marsden will chuckle at, but take anyway, because, really, what kind of career prospects does he really have? I used to admire Singer as well, but his treatment of Superman really changed my opinion, now I have no interest in seeing Valkyrie, and definitely no interest in seeing this already-unneeded feature film repackagination. Bad form, Singer and Universal.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Fuck GINO...Bring on the real BSG story

    by BSGDAN

    GINO was a colossal bore and looked cheaper than the average internet fan film. The opening credits claimed that there was "a plan", but damn if I ever saw one. What I saw was a hastily written show that took their ideas from whatever was going on in the "war on terror" on any given day. I saw a show that couldn't even draw teenage males by having that Helfer chick baring her ass in every early episode. I saw a show that had no idea what to do with any of it's characters. It's really sad when a character that was created specifically to give Richard Hatch some work (in order to lure fans of the original) turned out the be the most thoroughly developed character in the entire series. Enough with the boring, political and religious garbage and give us a fun, exciting sci-fi action film. This version will kick MooreRon's ass!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    Ron Moore sits pretty on his own profits from a likely-superior Galactica project, and also keeps lifting his left eyebrow over to the shelf, where lies his unproduced I, ROBOT sequel script completed for FOX -- even that project would be more interesting to me than...this.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Hey, look at this way...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    Singer might actually succeed in a successful hat-trick: ruing THREE popular franchises within a decade (X-Men, by leaving, Superman, by his own misguided sense of what the mythos should be, and Galactica, which will likely suffer the same fate). OK, I'll shut up now.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Battlestar Ga'BORING'ca with singer attached

    by chrismata

    I know. It was a stretch, I had to go for it anyway.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    It has happened before and will happen again.

    by Castiel

    tOO SOON!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Film rights belong to Universal now

    by NoHubris

    Larson sold the movie rights back in February according to Hollywood Reporter so they could go with Moore's version if they wanted to.<p>I agree that rebooted TREK is the reason they decided to go in this direction.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Oldboy all over again

    by bb6634

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    things they need to avoid

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    *so say we all* and adama meltdowns

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Right on Anakins_Anal_Douchewater

    by Uroboros

    regarding both BSG AND DS9. Unfortunately the collects IQs of populous has dropped and crap makes big money today. Shiny, loud and bright things are what people want. Thinking just hurts the brain. And like others have said..this is all the fault of the Star Trek reboot and it's success. People who should have known better praised that shit like JJ Abrams was personally giving away blow-jobs with each showing.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Doesnt make sense

    by chainsaw_shawn

    If it is not based on the original cast, what the hell will the storyline be? also I dont think they will be ever able to top the show. It just doesnt make any sense

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    NNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    by Whodahellru

    Great, another ruined franchise. Come on people, I know, "X2". No way, wolverine is not a ballet fighter, but a grunt. Have you checked out his pretty fight scenes? Sucks

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Er and what about Logan's Run?

    by quantize

    Singer entirely blew his X-Men credibility taking an enormous gay dump on superman and then serving up that luke warm nazi drivel Harry gobbled up like the obedient obese marketing machine he is... Then we heard about Logan's Run and now this..the gun should have his limp mits entirely removed from 'reimagining' any classic sci-fi properties...not to mention the overall ill advised glut of doing it at all..

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    I don't mind this at all

    by Ecto-1

    I thought that the new Battlestar series was some of the best TV I've ever watched, except they totally spoiled it at the end. All god's plan? Angels? Organised religion triumphs over Paganism? This was just church propaganda and I fucking detested it. They could have done something interesting with it i.e people who believe in the one god are just mindless robotic drones. So for me, all the great work in the series was undermined by the ending. I've never been more disappointed in my life. So yea, I'm happy to watch a new cinema version, especially if they leave the god squad shit in the bin. Where it belongs.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    ERASER

    by dioxholster

    BSG TV is dead

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    STARGATE UNIVERSE will make BSG look like dog shit

    by dioxholster

    and then no one will care about a BSG movie. Singer will probably forget

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Lame.

    by Imagikafan

    Terrible idea.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    STARGATE UNIVERSE air October 2nd

    by dioxholster

    BSG was crap

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Doctor Cosmic

    by irapeyoureyeballs

    Please provide me with your home address so I can fuck you up for being such a homo. You didn't like BSG? Fuck you. You didn't get it? Fuck you. You thought it was too cerebral? Fuck you. Now go back to sucking Singer's dick you little faggot and remember not to choke on his jizz 'cause I'd love to end you myself. You fucking turd.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Fast Tracked = Rushed

    by D o o d

    Rushed = Rubbish

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Universal and Brian Singer

    by irapeyoureyeballs

    Listen up faggots, my gun's are loaded and I've too many bullets not to miss most of you. If you talentless scumbags go ahead with this retarded BSG project then you are fucking dead. I will masacre you, you total fucking abortions and piss on your bullet strewn corpses. The clock is ticking faggots, don't make me come over there and shoot you like the mingey fucking rabid dogs you are. And I know where you bitches fucking live. You have been warned. SO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    BSG was shit but Bryan Singer's BSG is worse

    by dioxholster

    BSG is like a molested pig

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    No no no...just no.

    by Kizeesh

    This is such a retarded idea. BSG has JUST been made and was brilliant. There is no good reason to now do another adaptation.<p> Do space 1999 or Terrahawks or any other science fiction property, how abut some EE Doc smith books? but don't fucking remake the tv show whose remake only finished this year.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Hope its like those awesome Frazetta drawings

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I'm a fan of both the classic and the reimagined series and would welcome a kick ass movie not tied to either version.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    any bastard kids involved ?

    by Se7en

    just asking..

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    how about old boyfriends coming home ?

    by Se7en

    the mind wonders...

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    what ? oh, it's going to be Wrath of Khan... meaning dark.

    by Se7en

    a prediction.. it might be good.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    DEATH THREATS? irapeyoureyeballs

    by HarryBlackPotter

    what a nice. tolerant site this is.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    BSG deserves to be humiliated

    by dioxholster

    and i couldnt think of a worse humiliation than to be left in the hands of Bryan Suckass Singer

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Bryan Singer is jealous of JJ Abrams

    by dioxholster

    he wants to prove hes a better sci fi director. like Michael Bay Vs. McG

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    good maybe now we can have muffit!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    you know you want it too!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    more bsg remakes = adamas liver = toast.

    by alice 13

    and no more flutes in space.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Singer? 2 hours of angst and 37 seconds of action

    by Spacesheik

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    The TV remake series got the same reaction originally ...

    by Shan

    ... when it was proposed and a lot of flak if I remember the response at the time correctly and look how a lot of people think it turned out. <p> So, for all we know, a modern feature film may also turn out to be quite good. In fact, the TV series should be a good influence on a feature film as they know they'll have to make it good considering all the positive criticism the TV show got.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    dioxholster

    by AsimovLives

    Why would Bryan Singer be jealous of Jar Jar Abrams' incompetence?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Singer should take Star Trek from Jar Jar Abrams' poisonous claw

    by AsimovLives

    At the very worst, Singer would only fuck up 1/100th the way Jar Jar Abrams did. Though i still belStar Trek could onyl find safe harbor this day at the hands of Ronald D. Moore and nobody else. Reboot Star Trek now!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    BSG is like a glory hole

    by dioxholster

    everyone dips his dick in it eventually.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Whining cult fans... rofl

    by Doctor Holmes

    The whining reimagined fans just have to face the fact that their snorefest was a cult series without mainstream appeal. What normal person could stand that depressive brainrape for 4 seasons?! Nobody will care about it, or its bastard child Caprica, when the new movie hits theatres. Bring it on!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Starbuck should be a transexual in this movie....

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Its gotta happen sometime.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with Hollywood?

    by HagCeli

    Singer fucked up Superman... BAD. And now these idiots trust him with another franchise? After the Superman debacle, I expected him to never work in this town again, but here he comes, cashing in his next $10 mil paycheck to run another myth into the ground... Unbelievable! And wasn't his Tom Cruise Nazi epic a total bomb, as well???!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Starbuck should be an Animal

    by dioxholster

    so we can see bestiality this time, something that was missing from the TV show

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    In the history of bad movies Ideas...

    by Devicaitlin

    ..this rates an 11 Why make a movie based on an old TV series just after a very successful remake TV series. Its kinda like saying 'Hey, We're going to make a LOST movie! Its going ot be based on the same story as the TV show but we're doing it from the start again with completely new actors' Dumb Idea put forward by dumb studio execs who shouldn't be doing the job they're getting paid to much to do

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    re: D.Vader's post on Aug 14th, 2009

    by jimmy rabbitte

    "Trying to be successful when Moore already laid the groundwork, built the foundation, and finished the building."<p> I understand your frustration, as well as those of the other detractors. However, I can't join in completely canonizing RDM and David Eick. While they definitely framed up a solid updating, of the material, I would argue that the actual groundwork (and foundation building) was done, by Glen A. Larson, in the 70's. <p> I loved the way the RDM / Eick series started out. The miniseries set a great tone; and the first two seasons, of the show were some of the best TV I've seen, since 'Deadwood' and 'The Sopranos'.<p> But it was somewhere, in the third season that I started to get the sense that they were a little unsure about how to tie all of their story elements together. (I was particularly disappointed with how they handled Baltar's storyline.) Also, I believe it was between seasons 3 and 4 when the announcement came that the show would be coming to an end.<p> I was hoping that would give the show some momentum; but the fourth season was very maddening. It was very good at times; but very slow for the most part. Often entire episodes would do nothing at all to move the story along.<p> When they finally wrapped it up, I was ok, with it, but not thrilled. Which can happen with good shows. 'Deadwood' didn't even get a proper finish; and the ending of 'The Sopranos' is too cavernous a subject to get into, in this post.<p> So I'm not saying all of this just to pick on the Eick / Moore version of BSG.<p> The thing that bothers me most, about their vision is what they stated, in a DVD extra, on season 4.5. They stated very plainly that they never actually intended, for the cylons to have a "plan". Eick had it tacked on against the wishes of RDM. That (to me) is a pretty big gaffe that led to the confusion, in the writing of the end of the series. A confusion that became so great that they had to write and shoot a stand alone two-hour episode as a footnote. It's kind of a downer that they couldn't manage to work that information, into the series proper.<p> For the sake of full disclosure, I will very likely watch 'The Plan'. I'm hoping the get the satisfaction the series let slip through its' grasp, in the original run.<p> As for Mr. Singer's new film project... I'll wait and see. Just to handicap it at this early stage, I'd like a blend of the original series and the Eick / Moore series: 70% Eick / Moore version, for the overall tone and feel; and 30% Glen A. Larson version for momentum, action and maybe a few (not a ton, just a few) smiles once in a while.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    this is who should play adama

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/lrwgnu

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Love it just because it pisses off BSG fans.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I gave the series a chance but didn't care for it. I mentioned it to a few people both in person as well as online. To a man (and woman), they all insisted that I didn't "get it" and that it was "high art". They addressed my problems with the show with such disdain that I grew to have an irrational dislike for the damn thing. Another thing I always hated was the fact that many people would say "I never watch science fiction but I do like BSG", or "I actually hate science fiction except for BSG". The most uppity, condescending douchebags loved that show. If this pisses those people off, then hallelujah.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Asimov Lives...

    by quantize

    anyone who would say that after the limp Superman and Valkyrie films must be an A class fucktard. I'm no JJ fan, but the dude's worst turds shit on those two lame movies. You obviously are so mentally crippled in your hatred of JJ you have no judgement whatsover.. your life = fail leave.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by Doctor Holmes

    @Cotton McKnight: Amen to that! Maybe with this movie we will get a version of Galactica that isn't targeted towards the suicidal emo community.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by dioxholster

    yeah BSG is over-rated. i gave it a try but damn thats one crappy show. bored me to tears.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    ah nice to see the predictable homophobes

    by Talkbacker with no name

    are out the moment a singer talkback goes up...oh and there's Asimov Lives doing his Jar Jar Abrams thing. Now where's lockesbroken leg? ah there he is! damn it! He's sort of being alright about all this.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    If you are out there you need to get Singer your scifi outline asap! This project needs one of your game changers!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    This is just a bad idea

    by unfaithfullyyours

    I await the imminent Richard Hatch quote.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Don't believe this is going to happen

    by FrodoFraggins

    At least not as described. I just don't see Universal fully reimagining BSG again so quickly.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    STARGATE is way better

    by dioxholster

    there i said it

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    and now you are going to take it back, dioxholster

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Hold him down boys!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Universal can't male hit movie to save their lives

    by indivisibleman

    This is about Singer's creative laziness and vast ego and Universal's desperation. They can't make a hit movie to save their lives. This is further proof of the creative bankruptcy at that studio.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Universal is that Bankrupt of Ideas?

    by TinkerTIW

    This throwing money away. There is Galactica fatigue among the BSG faithful and nobody else gives a shit to begin with. If Singer insists on doing a remake, go back to Logan's Run.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Correction...

    by TinkerTIW

    Should read: This is throwing money away. There is Galactica fatigue among the BSG faithful and nobody else gives a shit to begin with. If Singer insists on doing a remake, go back to Logan's Run.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    wow what a fuckin joke

    by Conans Sword

    i cant believe this shit is actually going ahead. the reboot was great but frankly ive had enough of cylons to last me a good long while. i couldnt give less of of fuck about this. and singer is a talentless cunt, there i said it bring on the flame i dont give a shit.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    This Story's been told twice before

    by intersect

    give me something, new maybe use some imagination... or is that not what sci fi is?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Starbuck is a brilliant idea

    by SpyGuy

    How about Michael Emerson as Baltar?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I will not:

    by Macstone

    Pay to see this in the theater, rent the DVD, or watch it on TV. I can't help but worry that this stupid idea of a movie might hurt Caprica. How can they possibly even think that they can top Syfi's interpretation?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    No Katee Sackhoff? I'm in

    by felwithe

    Or that drama queen who plays the big guy's son. Or that fucking awful actor they took from BSG for Dollhouse.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    SHATNER AS ADAMA !!!

    by picardsucks

    You heard it here first!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Great News!

    by Lordgorp

    Under Singer this will rock hard! A futuristic remake based on the original series could be awesome! BSG rocks (in all its guises)and with a talented genre director on-board we should all be rest assured it'll be in good hands! Bring it on!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Stargate was/is crap

    by nechyv

    I think BSG was awesome (except for the last one, that sucked) but I can understand someone not liking it. But good god almighty stargate is bad on every level. Writing, production values, acting (managed to make Ben Browder unwatchable, no mean feat) it was all so very very fucking retarded.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Any Battlestar as opposed to no Battlestar

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ..is a good thing. Loved the original series growing up, was blown away by the far superior Moore series. While I'm glad the remake ended the way it did (controversy or not, I loved the ending) it has still left me wanting more stories from the Battlestar universe - and as the remake showed, there is plenty of scope for a new property to have it's own life alongside the previous incarnation. All of this has happened before, all of it will happen again, indeed....As to Singer taking the reins, cut the guy a bit of slack. Superman Returns was a great film for everyone who wasn't hung up on seeing things blow up every two minutes, he gave us two great X-Men films and The Usual Suspects so he's got a better track record than many directors who get fellated on this site. I'd be happier with certain other directors of course, but at this point let's say I'd rather see a Singer interpretation of Galactica than a Spielberg, or a Lucas. The Galactica story is a great one when you boil it down - Hatch was right to have so much faith in it over the years - and it deserves to live in a larger universe than it's already been given. More Galactica, less Star Wars or Star Trek as far as I'm concerned. Here's hoping it turns out well.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Doctor Holmes said...

    by BiggusDickus

    "Maybe with this movie we will get a version of Galactica that isn't targeted towards the suicidal emo community."<p>It was actually targeted towards those people who enjoy good, challenging sci-fi and were capable of independent thought and rational analysis.<p> Sorry it went over your head, fella.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile M. Night Shamalan will be directing Lost: The Movie

    by tangcameo

    With Bruce Willis as Locke and Ron Howard's spawn as Kate. And - wait for it - there's a twist!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    tangcameo

    by BiggusDickus

    "Ron Howard's spawn"?<p>Surely that's no way to describe her royal Bryce totty-ness!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Do we REALLY need this....

    by Moonrocks

    The corpse of the latest TV series isn't even cold yet as far as I'm concerned. Why create yet ANOTHER reimagining of this franchise right this fracking moment?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    GUYS IN METAL SUITS!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'm sorry, the Cylons in the Classic series looked terrible.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    HARRY KNOWLES WILL PLAY THE CYLON GOD

    by HaterofCrap

    AND HE WILL HAVE EYE LASERS

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    The red eye thing was cool, but you could just tell

    by lockesbrokenleg

    it was some stunt man under there. I understand the era limits. But, the sets and everything else on that series was fantastic.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Seriously, I'd rather another Dune remake

    by intersect

    because it can be done, just hasn't been yet

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    @BiggusDickus

    by Doctor Holmes

    Yes, it certainly was challenging sci-fi... challenging my ability to stay awake. ;)

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    ok you can just fuck off now, lockesbrokenleg

    by Talkbacker with no name

    The old cylons were fucking awesome! Then again i'm guessing you were not even born when the show first aired? not to mention how cool it was everytime you saw one at the start of the A-team with Dirk Benedict's faceman.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Wow dude, I forgot people here weren't allowed to have opinions. Why did the old Cylons move slowly if there was people in them?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Opinions are fine. Don't take it all so seriously...um...dude. Like I really care if you think the old cylons are cool or not hehe Not sure what your question means. That is why they moved slowly. Because someone was inside them!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    How old are you locke?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Serious question. Wanna know what I'm dealing with here.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    intersect

    by jimmy rabbitte

    That's in the works, under the direction of one Peter Berg... hope it doesn't suck.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I am 108 years old.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    don't be scared

    by Talkbacker with no name

    It's ok to be young and know nothing about anything.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Um, I've MET most of the Classic BSG cast. Douchebag.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    So what?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    What you want? A "I've stood in a line at a convention with millions of others and met some people off the tv" t shirt?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Fuck off asshole. You call everyone a kid because they don't agree with you. Douche.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    V.I.N.Cent

    by Cadillac Jones

    Vital<br> <p> Information<br> <p> Necessary<br> <p> CENTralized<br>

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    locke, my dear boy

    by Talkbacker with no name

    If you mean the cylon thing it was all very tongue in cheek. There is no need to be so angry, babe.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    who actually believes this is true ?

    by anakinsoyo

    I think this is one big joke to be honest .

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie

    by Shan

    Valkyrie made $200 million worldwide gross, so it didn't do too badly. Add in DVD, TV and other revenue and it would be fair to say it turned a profit.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Actually, you could argue Singer did the groundwork

    by Shan

    Before the latest TV series was out, Singer and DeSanto had gone as far as having sets made for their take on BSG before it got cancelled. Some things like the idea of a female civilian President were actually in their script which preceded Moore's BSG. As it was the cancellation of Singer's BSG project led to him going to direct X-Men, so if you thought he did a good job with 1 and 2, well it turned out to be a good thing, right?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Fuck that

    by kafka07

    Why would I want to get emotionally involved in a BG movie when it's not going to be based on the great series?? In a word, pointless.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    No matter how good Singer & DeSanto's ideas were...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...the time for them has passed. <p>The only thing I can comapare this to is when Warner Bros. started 'The Batman' cartoon right on the heels of the 15-year run of the various Paul Dini/Bruce Timm Batman/Superman/Justice League shows. <p>The pre-existing Batman fandom yawned and all of the things they did to make it appeal to the general audience failed to do so. Most of their ideas for the new series were relatively boring & superficial and lacked the quality and depth of character that Dini and Timm brought to their shows. <p>Most of the arguments being made for Singer's film strike me as being just as shallow and arbitrary. Would you REALLY have watched Moore's BSG if Starbuck had been a man?!? Or if they had used the orignal theme?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Kind of sucks

    by solitaryglen

    After all the hard work that the new team has done on the new series this is kind of a slap in the face. Anything less than a continuation of the new series would be a step backwards. This is all in my humble opinion of course.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Moore's series DID use the original thene!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    A few times in some episodes. Most notably the final episode when the ships are flying into the sun. We even saw original Cylons on the show as well as original fighters and ship designs.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Will there be a daggit involved?

    by jameskpolk

    You know... that robot-looking dog/panda looking thing that was Boxy's pet? Later disclosed to have been a live chimpanzee in a suit? We need more of those.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Not Sold

    by Cobbio

    Bryan Singer has slowly migrated from the "good" into the "almost-good" category of directors, in my opinion. Which means he's not really that good of a director.<p> I thought "The Usual Suspects" was a suspenseful, well-written, well-acted story, but nothing he'd directed since then has come close for me. If anything, I think Singer has degenerated into a "bad" decision-maker.<p> Thus I'm not exactly excited to see what he'll do with "Battlestar Galactica." Maybe it'll be exciting and badass, but I doubt it.<p> Plus, what the fuck? We just concluded the television show, and he's going to forget that ever happened? Sounds like douchebag city to me.<p> But that's where Bryan Singer's been living for years now anyway.<p> Consider me unimpressed.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE..

    by Wes From NY

    SInger man no no no no no no no no no have some respect you made that superman movie you seemed to have respect for donnors 2hr45min superman the movie but this show with the brilliant storylines and passionate acting and 6 years devoted to it not to mention the fans like myself what the hell are you thinking you dropped the ball man ronald moore picked it up and cracked it wide open now you want to come back and retell the story? its such a slap in the face to the cast and crew of this show name it something else leave it alone you cant win this one

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    this is a joke right?

    by Wes From NY

    this has the singer stamp of epic fail all over it by ukfilms28 i must agree i have been re watching Battlestar coincidently for the last month wanted to watch it straight through to the end and then watch the final three episodes together as they were intended to be watched there were long breaks between seasons in this show and the story lines got crazy at times and some of the episodes just dragged on towards the end but when i was considering what show i really wanted to rewatch last month above any other tv i have seen this show was screaming at me because i was the best thing i had ever seen on tv so to now read this is a joke and i hope it fails and i never hope that on a flim and i rather like bryan singers stuff but

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    all I can say is...

    by burgasm

    Why? Superman Returns was boring and XMen 1 was well.. "Do you know what happens to a Toad when it gets struck by lightning?" Storm clouds gather above and thunder sounds out. "The same thing that happens to everything else..." yah

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    jameskpolk. yeah Muffit!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Muffit II the daggit was fucking kick ass to me as a kid. It was the jar jar to Boxey's Anaikin. Yeah I heard about the chimp inside too. Was that true?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    BSG works better on TV anyway

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's not like Star Wars where you can tell ONE big story

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    TERRIBLE

    by I am the most horrible

    idea

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    AICN movie now!

    by Potatino

    I'm just curious has anyone ever offered to make an aint it cool news movie??

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    If he'd only kept with X-Men

    by Mr Gorilla

    Seriously. X2 was such a massive leap forward in blending action and ideas with great emotional storylines, getting a great enemble together, and doing it all in a seriously stylish way... why oh why oh why did you put that behind you, Singer? I LOVE Usual Suspects, and the X films you did, but I'm afraid I find all the other films you've made strangely uninvolving. Seriously - I wanted to adore Valkyrie but considering the story it told it was oddly unaffecting. I don't know why... something was just 'off'. Superman Returns too - once that amazing space shuttle sequence was over, the film just got more and more dull.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    I've been thinking. And the thing with STORIES is...

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...the thing with stories, maybe, is that they need to have an ENDING. Now, of course, in life there aren't really any endings apart from death. But, as we know from the last 2,000 years of literature, you can choose points where a story ends satisfyingly: people marry, the bad guy dies, or the good guy dies, or 'they lived happily ever after'. Now. The problem with the relentless franchising at the moment is that people are very unwilling to END their stories - becuase if the film makes money they want the story to continue. But, dammit, we NEED our stories to end. It's a primal need! The story ends, and you go to bed! (Continued...)

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    (continued...)

    by Mr Gorilla

    You can still have another story the next day (look at Canterbury Tales of the Arabian Nights). But I guess I'm saying that the film series where there is a definite end in sight - Star Wars, Potter - are in a sense going to be more satisfying than the ones where you feel they'll keep going until the audiences stop coming. We all know that the way that approach ends is with Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Which hurts all the more because the first 2 Superman films were so good.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    (continued...)

    by Mr Gorilla

    Lord of the Rings too - that had an ending, of course. Anyone care to say whether they think this theory is pure bullshit or not? I mean, I can immediately think of many exceptions: for example the Flashman books and the Master & Commander books. Sherlock Holmes. They keep coming back and coming back, don't they? But still, perhaps the book with an ENDING is always going to feel more substantial.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    oh thats too mean

    by JustEffect

    already remaking something that ended months ago.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Needs CGI Ray Bolger/Fred Astaire cameos.

    by Sal_Bando

    You know You wanna see them, too.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Can Ron Moore take over Superman then?

    by Drath

    I've been sated for BSG, learning a totally different incarnation is in the works for the multiplexes doesn't really interest me so much as more Superman, which I thought had to be fast tracked now too. So Singer waits and waits and then jumps ship just as it's about to push out every time? First X-Men (to be fair, I think they made X3 because he agreed to make SR for rival WB), and now he's leaving Superman for BSG. Great, hope that SR2 isn't sucky like X3.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon wrote the 'toad lightning' joke.

    by Shan

    Joss Whedon wrote the 'toad lightning' joke so I hear ... Though apparently the timing was completely off when they executed it.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    So Singer ruined Whedon's gag?

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    That's not helping the argument for the all-newer BSG.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Universal have secretly made some great recent genre films

    by Mr Gorilla

    Children of Men. Hulk (Ang Lee.) Serenity. Hellboy 2. Bourne Supremacy. - - Five of my favourite 'smart popcorn flicks' of the last few years.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    They apparently also secretly made a great recent genre TV serie

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    that nobody in the organization has any respect for whatsoever.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, noon CST

    How many of you hardcore Moore BSG fans could there be?

    by HellKing

    The show only had a miniscule 1-2 million viewers every episode. How many out of them would be considered rabid fans?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I don't understand this belittling of the Moore BSG.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    The show was on for six years which is six times as long as the original version from thirty years ago. Like it or not, the Moore BSG is BSG now -- especially to the younger audience. <p>What I'd like to know is what secret idea weapon Singer has that's going to bring the mass audience Universal seems to think is out there somewhere. Is he going to give the man-in-suit Cylons Nazi uniforms or something?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    "Do you know what happens to a toad...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...when it's struck by lightning?"<p>Ok, Halle, you've got two options here. You can either go with a funny or simply play it factual.<p>"The same thing that happens to everything else!"<p> Aw, Halle! You runied the perfect opportunity to hit 'em with "It croaks!" for a much bigger laugh. No future for you in comedy, girl. Oh hang on, you did 'Catwoman' though, right?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    SHATNER SHATNER SHATNER!!

    by picardsucks

    If Olmos doesn't work then it must be ADMIRAL JAMES T. ADAMA SHATNER AS ADAMA !!!!!! please please please!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    By the time this comes out

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    enough time will have passed. It's gotta be at least a couple years off, so by then it won't seem as awkward coming on the heels of the TV series. If the new series had kept up and improved on the first couple seasons, this movie would still be a bad idea but considering the last two seasons, I'm open to another interpretation. <p> As far as Hollywood being out of ideas, what else is new?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Buck Rogers revamp

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Isn't this already happening? With Frank Miller in charge, no less? Scary.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    This will be awesome!

    by monolith21

    I can't wait to see this movie. I love how the Gino fans are so angry that anyone would "re-imagine" their precious "re-imagining". Cry me a river. Welcome to reality. Bring it on Bryan!!! I'm there opening day!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    BEEDY-BEEDY-BEEDY

    by Cadillac Jones

    What's up Buck?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    JOSH HOLLOWAY 4 STARBUCK

    by lynxpro

    Now that would work. But I bet Singer will try to cast Routh as Apollo.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Okay -- the Singer BSG wishlist so far:

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    <p>1) Male Starbuck, played by Josh Holloway or Nathan Fillion <p>2) Original Theme Music <p>3) An inhumanly stoic Adama to be played by William Shatner <p>4) Apollo assimilated by Borg-like Cylons (Hi Ron Moore!) <p>5) CGI cameos from Fred Astaire and Ray Bolger <p>6) A more substantial role for the child Boxey and his robot dog-creature <p>7) No humanoid Cylons <p>8) No God stuff (Sorry Glen A. Larson!) <p>9) No gay stuff <p>10) Less TALK More ROCK! <p>Sounds like a blockbuster so far. <p>(What, no calls for the return of 'sectons' as a unit of time?)

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    point?

    by NudeandAroused

    Seriously, is there a point? Is there something that needs to be said that the series left out?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Yaaaawwwnn

    by Kirsan

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    SWEET, a Rene Belloq 12-inch figure...wait, Battlestar what?

    by Jubal_Early

    We're all just floating, folks.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    It's Singer

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    it'll be a chase cam on Apollo's ass for 2 hrs

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I suspect most people don't care.

    by Shan

    The imdb poll on this subject right now has about 58% of people saying they don't care as they "never saw the show". Now considering this is the internet crowd and not the overall general populace, this isn't a good sign ... for anyone.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    10 Million?????

    by paulloch

    I thought there was a recession. Unless, he has a concept that can blow the roof off at the next comic-con, this is not money well spent.

  • ... and a lot of people were at least pleasantly surprised. I for one am willing to give the director of "The Usual Suspects" a chance. The existence of the TV show can only make his effort better as he'll know he has a high bar to clear. <p> Anyway, what do we care? It's not like he's using our money to make it.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    OK, why did that get chopped off?

    by Shan

    Well, as I said there was a lot of ridicule of Moore's BSG before it came out, is what I meant to say.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Old BSG FTW!

    by BBSloth

    Glad it's going back to it's roots, the new series sucked in comparison

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I remember when the Classic BSG fans were just

    by lockesbrokenleg

    ripping Moore to shreds without HAVING SEEN a bit a footage. It's funny how that's all changed when BSG turned into a critic darling show.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Love how Whedon blames the actors

    by magic_ninja

    People like Weaver and Pearlman read the lines wrong for his piss poor Alien 4 script, right? Oh, but as far as Whedon fans go, Joss wrote Toy Story all by himself.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    The director of ALIEN4 didn't speak english.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    What's Singer's excuse for letting that X-Men line get through editing?

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    IT SHOWED!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Damn, Alien 4 sucked.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    quantize

    by AsimovLives

    You have to be a pure enemy of cinema if you think Valkyrie is anything but a really good movie, and if you have those emo knee-jerk reactions agaisnt Superman Returns just because that movie was not a complete wrestling match between Superman and some coloured supoerpowered clown. Get real! Your opinions are based on the day's kool-aid flavour, not reason and understanding.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Hollywood is dead!

    by I AM ROCKO

    It is official- remakes galore, reboots galore- even of TV shows- less than a year after they have finished! After Valkyrie I felt that Singer was taking control back of his career- three comic based movies in a row he was really getting himself into a pigeon hole- but then I read this. Did you chaps know that they are remaking Straw Dogs? The remake/reboot continues- I think it is safe to say that if you look at the catalog of films over the last thirty years you could identify which ones Hollywood will dust off and have another crack at. Sigh.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Any word of Cylon & Garfunkel?

    by ToMonicker

    Man, I hope they're in the new season of Futurama. ;-)

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    This would be akin to making Star Trek

    by beatleMatt

    based on the Original series, and not using the original characters.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Ron Moore SUCKS...

    by The Gipper

    I tried to watch Moore's "Battlestar Craptacular" a couple of times and fell asleep each time. Larson's "Galactica" got better ratings in the '70s on network TV than SyFy's ever did. Plus, Larson didn't go cheap with human-looking cylons or other crap like that.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    SHATNER ADAMA AND SAWYER APOLLO FUCK YEAH!!!

    by picardsucks

    NEEDS SHATNER!! NEEDS SAWYER !!!! NEEDS MICHAEL HOGAN AS TIGH!!! (he aint doing anything now anyway)

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    @magic_ninja Whedon

    by Cartman86

    Defending Whedon so much on matters that are impossible to really know (Stuff he was a script doctor on or that he wrote) is a little silly, but I have yet to see a single thing he has directed turn out bad. In fact everything he has full control over is better than good it's brilliant.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    @I AM ROCKO

    by NeonSpinalTap

    Completely agree. Hollywood is dead. Creatively? Dead! Morally? Dead! Spritually? Dead! Wormer? Dead!

  • Aug. 18, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    What a waste of time

    by Citizen Sane

  • Aug. 18, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Ron Moore blew it in seasons 3-4

    by Jeditemple

    So, let someone else take a shot and see if they can get it right.

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