Bryan Singer had been attached to direct, but has since moved on. The studio is now eyeing “Hunger Games” helmer Francis Lawrence, though sources say discussions are early.
The popular property has already had two separate TV shows with the most recent appearing on Syfy. The series follows a crew of the aged Galactica as it accompanies a small civilian fleet who are in search of the planet Earth after their world is destroyed by an alien force known as the Cylons.
With the most recent TV series garnering critical acclaim, Universal has been trying to get a feature film version off the ground for quite some time. Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce alongside Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions.
Universal’s vice president of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio.
Joy is repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.