Battlestar Galactica Movie To Be Set In Rebooted Show's Universe?

<i>Battlestar Galactica</i> Movie To Be Set In Rebooted Show's Universe?

New screenwriter John Orloff certainly suggest as much while speaking to Hitfix. He seems to contradict some of the things we have heard about this reboot by linking it to Ron Moore's recent re-imagining of the series..

Yesterday we learned that Anonymous writer John Orloff would be taking on script duties for Bryan Singer's big screen take on Battlestar Galactica. We had previously been led to believe that this movie would be it's own thing entirely, disregarding both the original series and it's very successful reboot. But while speaking to Hitfix Orloff says the following..

I’m a huge fan of the original series and of the second show, too. But I always thought the first show was a little too heavily reliant on Star Wars, you know? Whereas I think the second show was really original and really cool.

And I think I’ve come up with a way to write this movie that won’t fuck any of that up. I’m not sure how much they want me to talk about it. Let’s just say it’s not what you expect. It will all work in the universe that exists. It will not conflict with anything Ron Moore has done. I don't think you can compete with what he's done.

Now only yesterday Bryan Singer was talking about whether his Starbuck would be male or female. Surely if this was going to be set in the new show's universe that would already be established? From what Orloff says here I am getting a bit of a J.J Abrahms Star Trek vibe. Basically a plot device in that movie allowed them to remain faithful to canon but also play around with continuity a bit. Have their cake and eat it too if you like. Will we see something similar here? One thing is for sure, I'm much more optimistic about this knowing that it won't trample over the new show.


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bhorwith22 - 10/21/2011, 3:55 AM


Maybe it can be set in modern day Earth '150,000 years later' after the finale of NuBSG.

UnscrupalousSmurf - 10/21/2011, 4:30 AM
That blows, as much as I liked the reboot it would have been nice for them to come back full circle. I'm still looking forward to this.
SuperSomething616 - 10/21/2011, 4:40 AM
Make it its own thing...DO NOT SET IT IN THE REBOOTED UNIVERSE!!!

Manogeek - 10/21/2011, 4:53 AM
So it may or may mot be a reboot of a rebooted reboot. That's frakin confusing.
MetropolisMarvel - 10/21/2011, 5:02 AM
Trapdinsteel - 10/21/2011, 5:07 AM
"All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again."
Ichaos - 10/21/2011, 5:15 AM
All this has happened before. All this will happen again.... When they reboot it
Ichaos - 10/21/2011, 5:18 AM
@bhorwith22 they did Battlestar 1980, it was daggit poo
Trapdinsteel - 10/21/2011, 5:30 AM
While I'm looking forward to seeing more BSG, I am not looking forward to this actually happening over the next few decades as Dr. Hugo de Garis predicts...

"Humans should not stand in the way of a higher form of evolution. These machines are godlike. It is human destiny to create them." -Dr. Hugo de Garis

This guy scares the shit out of me with his ambition to make this happen.

If you have a moment check this out:
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 10/21/2011, 9:26 AM
I still think it's too soon to come back to BSG. The reboot was so good that any film or new BSG series will be compared to it unfavorably.
DarthTesla - 10/21/2011, 9:35 AM
Whatever happens, we need more Torresani.
Rothwilder - 10/21/2011, 10:16 AM

And it is certainly too soon for a HACK like Singer to get his hands on it.
HelaGood - 10/21/2011, 10:45 AM
Singer needs to just let it go...
nowtheresaBATman - 10/21/2011, 2:11 PM
more brian singer poison
headlopper - 10/21/2011, 2:45 PM
headlopper - 10/21/2011, 3:12 PM
^^^sorry, throw...
admiralhowdy - 10/21/2011, 5:27 PM
Um.... so how did the original rely too much on Star Wars? Because it was a cash-in TV space opera? Other than the obvious timing, I don't see how that matters any at all to the plot.
squirt - 10/21/2011, 7:35 PM
i liked the original better. the sfx were actually really good for a tv show in that day and age. plus lorne greene was a terrific actor.
titansupes - 10/21/2011, 9:11 PM
As others have suggested, given the ending of the Moore seires...stands to reason it could just be the future of that world, doesn't it?
Battleready73 - 10/22/2011, 5:04 AM
I just read on the sight Dark Horizons this man saying his film will be nothing like that soap opera from SyFy
Battleready73 - 10/22/2011, 5:10 AM
Com'on when did we get the law to change up cursing. Love the character Dee hated the show. It was str8 up crazy.
pepe - 10/22/2011, 5:43 AM
Need a Caprica movie!!!!!
cosmicstranger - 10/23/2011, 3:36 PM
@admiralhowdy- I agree.
MetropolisMarvel - 10/30/2011, 12:35 PM
MetropolisMarvel - 10/30/2011, 12:35 PM
MetropolisMarvel - 10/30/2011, 12:36 PM

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