June 10, 2016


‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Finds Its Writer, Eyes 'Hunger Games' Director

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The film adaptation of Glen Larson’s 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica is moving along.

Deadline has learned that the Universal project is going forward with writer Lisa Joy, of HBO’s Westworld and USA's Burn Notice. In early talks for the film it was indicated that Bryan Singer would be slated to direct. Now Universal is considering Francis Lawrence, most known for helming three of the four Hunger Games films. Despite early speculation, it’s yet to be officially announced who will direct.

Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark, of Bluegrass Films, will produce alongside Michael De Luca. Following the success of both the miniseries and TV series adaptations, Universal has been trying to get this film adaptation off the ground since 2014.

Battlestar Galactica follows the long-standing battle between humans and an alien species dubbed the Cylons. After the human race is nearly destroyed by the Cylons, survivors take to the ship called Battlestar Galactica.