Among the list of numerous shows and films that I need to eventually watch is the sci-fi series that dominated the 2000’s- SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica. While I have never personally watched anything from the show, I have listened to certain songs in its remarkable soundtrack from God of War composer Bear McCreary. Between the success of that show and the original 1978 series, it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that Hollywood is working on a film adaptation of the property.
The Wrap reports that Universal Pictures has tapped screenwriter Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot) to write the latest draft of their Battlestar Galactica film, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Red Sparrow). The previous draft of the script was written by Westworld writer Lisa Joy. Basu is also working with director Fede Alvarez on a sequel to the 1980’s cult classic Labyrinth.
As I mentioned above, I don’t have much history with the franchise, aside from McCreary’s stellar music for the 2000’s reboot. That said, in an age where Star Wars is back and dominating pop culture, new Star Trek shows are coming to television and one of the most successful properties in the MCU is Guardians of the Galaxy, I have a feeling that this new iteration of Battlestar Galatica will probably fare well at the box office.
If we’re lucky, Lawrence might even opt to enlist McCreary to score the film!
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SOURCE: The Wrap