X-Men director Bryan Singer has been talking about doing a Battlestar Galactica movie for what seems like forever. Screenwriter John Orloff (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) was attached to write the script, but that was the last we heard about the project.
In an interview with IGN, Singer divulged that there’s been some recent movement on the Battlestar front. He says that he has a script that is currently going through revisions—he doesn’t say if Orloff is handling that or not—and that it is “very cool.”
Singer does not sound psyched in the slightest to be talking Battlestar Galactica. In fact he seems annoyed and put out by the question. Though flustered, he does continue to talk about it for a moment. He says:
It will exist, I think, quite well between the Glen Larson and Ron Moore/David Eick universes, but that’s all I want to say about it. But it’s evolving quite well. And quite recently. I’ve been developing this for a while, and certain things came to fruition recently, and I hope to do it.
He doesn’t reveal anything in the way of story details, but it will be interesting to see how the film fits in “between” the two TV shows. They’re not exactly sequential properties. But Singer seems passionate about the big screen version, and he certainly isn’t rushing into something he doesn’t believe in just to put images on film. For now we’ll have to trust him and see how this Battlestar Galactica develops.