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Battlestar Galactica film in the works?

1 of 1 Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos
Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos

A Battlestar Galactica movie adaptation is currently in the works, it has been reported.

According to Variety, Universal is working on a film version of the cult sci-fi franchise which is aiming to completely reimagine the story.

The original series creator Glen Larson will produce the Battlestar Galactica film, while Jack Paglen (Transcendence) has signed on to write the screenplay.

There have been three TV versions of the sci-fi show. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran from 1978-79. There was a brief spin-off series, Galactica 1980, which was broadcast on ABC from January to May 1980.

The third, and most popular, was producer Ronald D Moore's 2004 reboot series, which aired on the Syfy network and starred Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, and Mary McDonnell. 

In 2009, speculation emerged that Bryan Singer (X Men) was attached to direct a Battlestar Galactica movie.

The movie, still in early stages, will apparently revolve around the familiar storyline of humans fighting a long battle against sentient robots called Cylons. 

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