‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Gets New Life at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

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Universal is ramping up a movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica,” aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story.

“Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen has also committed to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel for Fox, which will start production this fall.

Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the film.

“Battlestar Galactica” generated two TV series. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during 1978-79 season and was centered on humans living on the Twelve Colonies planets and being engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons.

In 2003, a re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” mini-series aired on Sci-Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, then ran for four seasons.

In 2009, speculation emerged that Bryan Singer was attached to direct a “Battlestar Galactica” movie.

Universal’s exec VP…

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