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The popular TV series Battlestar Galactica is set to hit the big screen. Producer Michael De Luca in on board for the movie along with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark. Battlestar Galactica was originally created by Glen A. Larson and began as a ’70s TV series. Although the TV series only lasted one season, it gained a tremendous following. […]
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- Crystal Smith
Battlestar Galactica ruled the airwaves for science fiction fans as a rather goofy TV show in the late 1970s and then again as a more serious drama on basic cable, running from 2003 through 2009, followed by a prequel series. Ever since then, a big-screen version has been touted, most recently nearly two years ago, when we heard that Jack Paglen (Trandescence) would be writing "a complete reimaging of the story." Now comes word that the project is starting over yet again with three new producers, Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey, Dracula Untold) and the team of Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark (Ted 2, the upcoming The Free State of Jones). According to The Hollywood Reporter, no writers are currently attached, which would appear to indicate that Paglen's script did...
- Peter Martin
All this has happened before and all this will happen again thanks to a deal Universal has made to develop the long-gestating Battlestar Galactica film.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, producer Michael De Luca is teaming up with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films to bring Battlestar Galactica to the big screen. Ever since the rebooted television series ended in 2009, Universal has been looking to bring the Battlestar franchise to the big screen, attaching Bryan Singer to direct at one point. He eventually left the project when it couldn’t get off the ground, but in 2014 it was said series creator Glen A. Larson was working on the project with Transcendence writer Jack Palgen. That project again fell through.
- Ricky Church
Since its debut in 1978, Battlestar Galactica has never really been absent from popular culture. That first series may have only run for one season, but it has been rebooted, re-imagined and re-worked more times than anyone over the age of 35 would probably care to remember. Despite more failures to launch than successful orbits, Universal has assembled a team of powerhouse producers to make a Battlestar Galactica movie franchise a reality.
Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network, and the Fifty Shades franchise), Scott Stuber (The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Ted) and Dylan Clark (The Heat, the Planet Of The Apes franchise) are combining their considerable forces to begin piecing together what the studio hopes will become a movie series of the tent-pole variety. While that sounds, perhaps, ill-advised, it is certainly the case that the Battlestar Galactica brand has enormous potential for development.
Created by Glen A. Larson (Magnum P. »
- Sarah Myles
“Battlestar Galactica” is coming back — again — this time to the big screen with Michael De Luca (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) and Scott Stuber as producers, along with Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films. The Universal film, based on the iconic 1970s sci-fi series and 2003 revival, is in the early stages of development but has yet to find a writer. Created by Glen A. Larson, the first “Battlestar Galactica” series premiered in 1978 and starred Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, focusing on a group of humans’ bloody war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth. Also Read: Danny McBride »
- Debbie Emery
Way back in 2009, Universal Pictures announced plans to bring Battlestar Galactica back to the big screen, following the success of Ronald D. Moore's hit Syfy series which ended its run that year. Over the years, Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point, although be parted ways with the project in 2014. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that the studio is taking another crack at the big-screen project, with producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark boarding the project.
We last reported on the Battlestar Galactica movie back in 2014, when Transcendence writer Jack Paglen was brought on to work on the script. Back in 2011, John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series. The project doesn't currently have any writers attached, »
De Luca finalized a three-year first-look deal to produce movies for Universal Pictures last year and is producing the next two “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. Stuber and Clark operate through Bluegrass Films, based at Universal.
Variety reported in April 2014 that original series creator Glen Larson was on board to produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film at Universal with “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen on board. Larson died later that year.
There have been four “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980” and “Caprica”). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.
In 2003, a reimagined »
- Dave McNary
Universal Pictures has snapped up an as-yet-untitled comedy pitch from Family Guy writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, which is set to be produced by Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark’s Bluegrass Films, the production company behind the upcoming The Free State of Jones and Central Intelligence.
Deadline reports that the logline for the project reads: “A group of enthusiastically overweight dads get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle.” »
- Gary Collinson
The film follows a group of overweight dads who get a wake-up call and abruptly change their hard-drinking, hard-eating lifestyles when a member of their group has a heart attack.
Exec vice president of production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal.
Wild wrote and executive produced “Ted” and “Ted 2,” alongside producers Stuber and Clark. The two films, released by Universal, collectively grossed more than $760 million worldwide. Wild also serves as executive producer, writer and voice cast on Fox’s “Family Guy.”
Bluegrass Films is »
- Justin Kroll
Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, the studio announced Friday. The story follows a group of enthusiastically overweight dads who get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce under their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner. Universal executive Jon Mone will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel and Seth MacFarlane Expertly Sketch ABC Audience Members (Video) Wild (pictured above) wrote and executive produced “Ted” and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, who all work together on Fox’s Family Guy. The project will be produced by Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for their Uni-based Bluegrass Films. Family Guy veteran Wild wrote and executive produced the Ted movies which Stuber and Clark produced. The logline of the new one: A group of enthusiastically overweight dads get a wake-up call when a member of their… »
According to reports, director Ridley Scott ("Alien", "Blade Runner", "Gladiator", "The Martian") is negotiating to direct a big screen reboot of the classic Brit TV series "The Prisoner", to be produced by Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films. Plus take a look @ classic trailers of the greatest films of Ridley Scott:
The original 17-episode series first broadcast in the UK from 1967 to 1968, starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan ("Secret Agent man"), combining 'spy fiction' with surreal elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.
"The Prisoner" follows a British former secret agent, looking to 'get out' of the racket, who is subsequently abducted by his handlers and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort...
... where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job...
Scott is currently prepping his "Alien" prequel "Covenant".
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- Michael Stevens
In the series The Prisoner (known only as Number Six) is a former government agent who abruptly resigns from his job and finds himself imprisoned in an idyllic yet bizarre seaside village isolated from the world.
He can't escape because he knows too much, but that doesn't stop others trying to capture him for his knowledge. What he wants is to keep them at bay and find a way to freedom.
William Monahan ("The Departed") penned the most recent draft of the script which also had work done on it by Christopher McQuarrie. Numerous writers and actors are circling the project which Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce.
Scott is prepping "Alien: Covenant" for Fox which he'll shoot next, but he hasn't set his »
- Garth Franklin
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