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