This is some interesting news but I am kind of torn. I am a huge fan of the new Battlestar Galactica series it is one of the best shows ever to grace our HDTV's. This new movie will not be based off of this series but will be based off of the 1978-79 version. IGN Movies is reporting that Universal Pictures is planning to develop the old TV series into a feature film, and that creator Glen A. Larson is lined up to write the script and produce it. They go on to say:
We were informed that the film will be based on the original BSG series from 1978-79 rather than the recent reboot from Sci Fi Channel. The story followed a band of humans who were the only survivors of a devastating attack on their colonial homeworld by the vicious cybernetic race known as the Cylons. The survivors, led by Commander Adama, embark on a journey through space aboard the military vessel Battlestar Galactica to find refuge on a distant planet called Earth.
Well hell, if you ask me that sounds exactly like what the new TV series is! They will just recast everyone and and condense the story down into 2 hours. One thing is for certain, the Scifi channel series has set an incredibly high bar, one that will be extremely hard to top in my opinion. This is a project I really want to be excited about! But what if it turns out to be one of those films that is all special effects and no story depth and ends up being just an empty movie. After going through the whole Scifi series I honestly don't see the point in making a movie unless it is based off this current series because that is where all the Galacitca fans are at right now. Does anyone have anything positive to say to make me feel better about this because I am listening.