‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Adds Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber as Producers

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Universal has brought on “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca along with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for its movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica.”

De Luca finalized a three-year first-look deal to produce movies for Universal Pictures last year and is producing the next two “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. Stuber and Clark operate through Bluegrass Films, based at Universal.

Variety reported in April 2014 that original series creator Glen Larson was on board to produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film at Universal with “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen on board. Larson died later that year.

There have been four “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980” and, more recently, “Caprica”). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.

In 2003, a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries aired on Syfy followed by a four-season series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell.

Stuber’s credits include the “Ted” movies. Clark’s credits include “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

De Luca’s credits include “Moneyball,” “The Social Network” and “Captain Phillips.”

The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.

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  1. Mike Madison says:

    this has happened before and it will happen again.

  2. Adam says:

    Utter waste of time and resources. No one is going to care to see this without the Ron Moore cast from the SciFi Channel show. Universal is just trying to capitalize on the massive success of SW Episode VII and they will fail.

  3. BarkStar says:

    No thank you.

  4. Naria says:

    Jamie Bamber!!!!!!!!.

  5. Paul says:

    This does not make me want the new movie but makes me want to re watch the 2003 series from beginning to end. It was superior in so many ways to the 70’s series; really other than the name and the Cylons it was nothing like it! The follow-up “Caprica” had it’s good moments too, but simply fell victim to fatigue (my opinion) as the series did run itself into the ground by the end of its run (what scifi show that is not prematurely cancelled doesn’t)

  6. Jim says:

    What an original idea…..reboot-mania continues in full force!

    • Jacen says:

      Yet another person complaining about reboots/sequels/remakes/adaptations as if these were recent phenomena. What an original idea–complain ignorance! Hey, where were you in the 70s when James Bond was already on its umpteenth sequel/adaptation? Or the 80s with all the Friday the 13th dreck? Or the 30s 40s 50s 60s etc when all those Dracula/Sherlock Holmes/Thin Man movies were made? How about when Shakespeare ransacked a certain history book, myths, and other people’s plays to do his own versions? Or when the Greeks took well-known myths, fables, and historical events and turned them into trilogies, etc? Were you complaining that Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev both “rebooted” Romeo and Juliet for their own purposes? “Whine whine complain and whine–it done makes me looks smarterer.”

  7. Lex says:

    They should take elements from both series. The problem with the first one is that it had a few problems with its mythology and science fiction television as so young. The second one was pretentious and would do ‘unexpected’ things that would throw you out of the show. I didn’t feel like they had worked out parts of the show that well.

    If anything, Battlestar 1980 had those cool flying motorcycles, which is the one positive I can say about it. :)

    • Peter says:

      You do realise that it would have been impossible for him to complain about remakes of movies from as far back as the 1930’s, primarily because that is over 80 years ago, and he was most likely not born then. Again, the 1980’s, that was 30+ years ago, he may have only just been born around that time, or even later since we don’t know his age.

      And the fact the internet didn’t exist all those years ago, so a bit difficult for anybody to complain about remakes for that matter, so your point is a bit moot.

      Having said that, remakes of Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, The Mummy, etc.. etc.. continue even today, and it does get a bit boring.

      James Bond, well he’s kind of an institution which they change the format of from time to time based on whose playing the character, and the era it’s made in.

      I quite like the current style of James Bond.

      But as for BSG, well, I don’t think we need another version of it just yet, whether you’re a fan of the 70’s version, or the 2000’s version, or both, the story has been told, so unless they’ve got some new angle it does seem rather pointless.

  8. Dunstan says:

    If Ron Moore isn’t involved, this will be a gigantic turd.

  9. Anthoney says:

    Just what we don’t need a Battlestar Galactica movie reboot that we have to pay to see.

    • Paul Jacobsen says:

      Somebody is going to put a gun to your head and make you pay to see it? Honestly, I don’t get why people like you complain about movies being made that you don’t like. You don’t like it? Then don’t see it. Seems pretty basic to me.

      • Anthoney says:

        Because 9 out of 10 TV show to movie remakes damage the canon and reputation of the shows we grew up with.

        Second, it’s that very reputation and nostalgia we feel that they are counting on to make us pay for something that was once free. As this was one of my favorite high school shows, then the most successful TV reboot of all time, it leaves me with overwhelming need to see it on the off chance the don’t screw it up. So I will steal it and still be mad and complain when it turns out to be crap.

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