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Because the world doesn’t have enough reboots, Battlestar Galactica is still being worked on.
Director Francis Lawrence was hired by Universal nearly two years ago to reboot Battlestar Galactica, but things have been fairly silent since then. With his new film Red Sparrow about to hit theaters, he’s on the promotion circuit and the topic came up. Speaking with Coming Soon, Lawrence actually had quite a bit to say about it.
I’m working on that, that’s something I’m developing. I’m working on that with Lisa Joy, who is one of the creators of “Westworld”. The original series was actually one of the first sets that I ever went on… I loved that show as a kid. I loved the Ron Moore show too.
There will definitely be visual nods [in the film]. We’re all fans of both series so there will definitely be nods, but for it to be worth doing for us we have to have our own take on it. Without getting into too much detail, there is thematic kind of stuff to make it relevant today.
What makes something interesting to do is if there’s a relevance to the world we live in now. I also think it has to be about more than the A.I. of it all, as well. That’s an element, but I think we’ve found something else to say with it too, which I think is pretty cool.
With an excellent reboot in 2004, I just don’t understand the need to do it again. Why not come up with a new title? A new basic premise? It just makes no sense to me. Some studios say it is because of the brand recognition, but to many people it is just a way to ‘ruin’ what they already enjoyed.
Either way, it’s coming at some point… maybe. This long of a gestation period is never a good sign for a project.
Source: Coming Soon .