Battlestar Galatica reboot again
It's true, Bryan Singer is attached to direct a film version of the first series of Battlestar Galactica, something I just can't get my head around as you saw in the previous article.
The announcement tells us that this is going to be a “complete reimainging” and will “stand separately” to the Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and The Plan as well as the original series itself.
This is going to be a hugely tricky prospect for Bryan Singer to pull off, because the complete series has just been recreated to great effect and critical praise, never mind the huge fan base that it's gathered. I just can't see how they can rewrite it all again and make it into a winning formula. I honestly smell disaster.
After all could you see another take on Battlestar Galactica working after the recent Battlestar Galactica series? Losing much loved characters like Starbuck and Adama to other, new actors? Perhaps losing the reality, the politics, intrigue and religion aspects of the remade story that helped make it such a hit?
I can't, and I'm not apologising for being a huge fan either, because I am just that.
I'm also a fan of Bryan Singer though, and try as I might, I can't get my head around it. Can you see any sense in it at all?
The confirmation story from The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the script hasn't been written yet but that the premise will be a human civilisation on twelve separate planets almost completely wiped out by an attack from artificially aware robots that the humans created themselves, Cylons. The survivors band together around the main battle ship, Battlestar Galactica, to find the mythical thirteenth planet in their colony.
The story also talks about why the film was originally scrapped, because of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers which canned the idea, and Singer was already attached to make it at that point.
Still, that aside, I don't see it, I just don't see it at all. The only reasoning now would be that not everyone has seen the new television series and those that have might like to see a different ending. Is that you?