Right now, this is the cause of an amusing little catfight between Richard Hatch (not the "Survivor") and Glen Larson. Glen Larson, producer, has rights to the series and is trying to get some kind of big-screen thing going. How he's doing in that effort, I'm really not sure.
Richard Hatch, on the other hand, is attempting to build grass-roots support for a Galactica movie script that he has come up with. Richard, though not having any real legal claim to anything Galactica (from what I understand), does have a number of the original cast behind him in this effort.
At the 2000 Comic Con in San Diego, I got a chance to see Richard Hatch in person at a presentation/Q&A session sponsored by the Con. He showed a "preview" that he had commissioned to show off his ideas for the script. I use quotes above because this "preview" was just an ad for the script...it's not actually representing a finished-product film. The "preview" consists largely of OK computer effects showing an incredibly heavily armed Galactica, some incredibly heavily armed Cylon Base Ships and the new generation of Galacticans in the fight to save humanity, led by Apollo (of course). The end of the preview has Apollo leading this new generation in a slow-mo hero-walk toward the camera while triumphant music plays in the background. I, however, found it terribly amusing that much as Richard was obviously trying, he wasn't able to keep his gut inside his flight jacket during this very macho scene. Oh, well.
The rest of his presentation/Q&A ended up being nothing more than a sales-pitch for his project and it got very old, very quick. I love Battlestar Galactica and would be first in line to see a movie of this, but I ended up leaving Richard's show early.
Brian Singer and Tom DeSanto got the green light to begin pre-production on a new Galactica TV movie, which is planned as a pilot to a new series which will air on Fox, and with a week's delay on Sci-Fi channel (Like Law&Order on NBC/USA) Presumably if Fox dumps it like the rest of their scifi programming, Sci-Fi Channel will keep it going
It should air for May sweeps if all goes well
Jeff, that sounds really cool! I used to love BG, hokiness and all, when I was a kid. Well, when I was a teenager anyway... Oh, I'm gettin' old!
He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
-- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
I too saw the Richard Hatch forum at the 2001, 2000, and 1999 San Diego Comic-Con. I actually really enjoyed the trailer and would love to see this great sci-fi series redone into a major motion picture. Although Hatch is still actively trying to get Galactica off the ground, it seems like its going to be a while before we see a new version of Battlestar Galactica.
However Hatch is working on another sci-fi series called the "Great War of Magellan". He showed a preview at the Comic-Con this past summer. The series looks like something made for t.v. by the Sci-Fi channel, not that its a bad thing because its not.
As far as Bryan Singer working on a new Battlestar Galactica series, I read about this about a year ago and I haven't heard anything about it since . Something tells me Singer will pump out another X-Men movie before we'll see anything about Battlestar Galactica.
Here is an interview with Tom DeSanto about Galactica: http://www.cinescape.com/0/editorial...e&obj_id=27503
Looking at fan sites, Fox has ordered a pilot for this, with it supposed to be appearing on the 2002 fall shcedule, being both on Fox and Sci-Fi. According to DeSanto above, they are supposed to go into production in November. Interesting timing, since X-Men 2 is supposed to go into production around January-Feburary. Richard Hatch still hopes to be involved in some fashion.
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