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GALACTICA ON SLOW TRACK
Posted: 060319

New Galactica to Recognize Previous Versions but Strike Out in a New Direction

Two years ago, Universal Pictures hired The Hunger Games’ Francis Lawrence to direct a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. Bluegrass Films is producing the new take which again will reboot the property and Lawrence talked to Coming Soon about where the project currently stands: “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.” Lawrence was going to direct a Sgt. Rock film but his take wasn’t a World War II-set film but rather a “near-future war film with World War II film tropes”. He started developing it but the studio put it on the backburner.

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