Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica screenwriter promises not to “frak it up”

It’s been more than two years since it was first announced that Bryan Singer would direct and produce a big-screen adaptation of the 1970′s television show Battlestar Galactica (itself rebooted on TV in 2004). Finally, the project has a screenwriter in AnonymousJohn Orloff.

Speaking to the L.A. Times, Orloff insisted fans of the series need not worry.

“I’m not gonna frak it up…I have a pretty radical take.”


Singer directed X-MenThe Usual Suspects and Valkyrie. The show’s original creator Glen Larson will also act as producer on the project.

The 1978 show was rebooted in 2004  by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. It re-imagined various elements of the series and concluded in 2009 after four critically acclaimed seasons.

The series followed the last remaining humans in the universe who must band together for survival after their world is destroyed by a robot-race known as the Cylons.

Singer’s project will not follow-on from Moore and Eick’s translation and will instead be a complete reimagining of Larson’s original series.

Singer and co-producer Tom DeSanto originally planned to bring Battlestar back to TV screens in 2001. However, after the events of 9/11, the Sci-Fi channel were unwilling to pump $14 million into a pilot that featured a major terrorist attack.

Discuss: Would you like to see BSG on the BS (big screen)?

One Response to “Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica screenwriter promises not to “frak it up””

  1. ooh I don’t know about this. BSG is so perfect in its casting, visuals and epic-ness as well as the reimaging of the Cylons. I’m confused as to what he’s actually going to do with it.

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