8 items from 2014
Sandwiched between Star Wars and Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the heyday of late 1970’s sci-fi entertainment was Battlestar Galactica. The show pitted Cylons against the crew of the Galactica for 24 episodes before being followed by Galactica 1980, and fans of the franchise should be pleased to hear that Universal is releasing both series on two separate Blu-ray releases—each with a bunch of bonus features:
(Press release via TVShowsOnDVD.com.) “Universal City, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 – From renowned writer/producer Glen A. Larson, the creative force behind Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, comes the groundbreaking TV series that launched one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises in history, now available in widescreen and high definition as both Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection and Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection come to Blu-ray on May 12, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. »
- Derek Anderson
Legendary Pictures is currently in the process of developing a digital feature film based on Capcom's zombie survival video game Dead Rising. The movie is being directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) who recently did an interview with /Film. During that interview he revealed a good amount of details on what he's planning for the film.
Before we get into those details, here's the cast of the movie that was announced yesterday. Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die, Desperate Housewives, Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon A Time, Intelligence), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman, The Number 23), Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit), and Keagan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica).
Dead Rising may seem like it will be just another zombie film, but the director explains how this one will set itself apart from the other zombie films and TV shows,
"I think the franchise actually brings a lot »
- Joey Paur
According to Variety, Universal Pictures is prepping a big screen reboot of the cult sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica, with original series creator Glen A. Larson producing, and rising screenwriter Jack Paglen (Transcendence and the upcoming Prometheus sequel) signing on to pen the script.
Battlestar Galactica originally arrived on screens back in 1978 with a TV movie pilot leading in to a single season. The show starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict and centred on the crew of the warship Galactica as they searched for a new home after a sneak attack on their planet by the evil Cylons. The original series was followed by the short-lived spin-off Galactica 1980, while the property also enjoyed acclaim and a renewed popularity with the rebooted series, which ran between 2003 and 2009 and was followed by the spin-off prequel Caprica and webseries Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
Are you excited about the prospect of a Battlestar Galactica movie? »
- Gary Collinson
Battlestar Galactica, the gone but not forgotten sci-fi series that still lives on in the reruns of our hearts and the cable network Syfy, is getting the film adaptation that fans have been demanding since its end in 2009. But while many may have thought a movie would continue the adventures of the inhabitants of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol in a new journey, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, according to Variety, the movie will be a reimagining of the story as told by Transcendence writer Jack Paglen (also the man attached to write Prometheus 2) and produced by original series creator Glen Larson. Of course, reimagining is flowery code for a term we’ve come all too familiar with hearing lately: reboot. For a television series that has already gone through three series, including a brief but mentionable run called Galactica 1980, it’s questionable if this move is altogether necessary. But »
- Samantha Wilson
What the frak!? Battlestar Galactica is returning, but before you breakout your tight red Number 6 dress, you should know it's not a continuation of the popular Syfy series of the same name. The Battlestar Galactica film in development at Universal will be a "reimagining" of the popular story with Jack Paglen attached to write the screenplay and original Battlestar creator Glen Larson attached as a producer, according to Variety. The original Battlestar Galactica ran from 1978-1979, then again as Galactica 1980. It was rebooted in 2004 as a miniseries on Syfy by Ron Moore and ran until 2009. Moore's series was critically acclaimed and spawned a prequel, Caprica, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and »
A "Battlestar Galactica" movie is coming - just don't expect it to resemble the TV show. Universal has hired writer Jack Paglen ("Transcendence") to pen the screenplay for a "complete reimagining" of the sci-fi franchise, according to Variety. The property was previously pegged for a big-screen version in 2009 with director Bryan Singer, though the "X-Men" helmer doesn't appear to be attached to this new iteration. Created by Glen A. Larson, the original "Battlestar Galactica" series ran from 1978-1979 on ABC. It went on to spawn a number of franchise follow-ups including the low-rated spin-off "Galactica 1980," the acclaimed 2004-2009 reboot that ran on the Sci-Fi (now Syfy) channel, the short-lived prequel series "Caprica" and the 10-episode webseries "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome," which aired as a two-hour movie on Syfy last year. The crux of the futuristic world depicted in the television shows centers on a long-running war waged between »
- HitFix Staff
Leo DiCaprio’s niece Normandie, 6, went missing after her father, Adam Farrar, was arrested on Jan. 25. Police allege she was abducted and hidden by a member of her family. The little girl’s aunt spoke out to say she is ‘safe,’ but could not answer where she is.
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s niece, Normandie Farr, 6, was “abducted by a family member,” according to Los Angeles police, who have charged her father, Leo’s oldest stepbrother Adam Farrar, with “concealing” the little girl before his Jan. 25 arrest for drug-related charges in Texas, after his girlfriend, Normandie’s mom Charity Moore, was arrested on drug charges on Jan. 20.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Niece Abducted: Normandie Farrar Missing After Dad’s Arrest
Leonardo’s niece, Normandie, was reported missing in Texas after her family’s string of drug-related arrests.
Adam Farrar Arrested
Normandie’s aunt, Rachell, spoke out to say that the little girl is safe, »
- Kristine Hope Kowalski
Adam Farrar, stepbrother of Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street star Leonardo DiCaprio, has been arrested on drug-related charges in Texas. Police detained Farrar, 42, in Collin County on Jan. 24. The charges include misdemeanor counts of possession of a dangerous drug, theft and harassment by phone. Jail records show all of the charges were outstanding warrants issued by Los Angeles authorities. The arrest reportedly occurred when Farrar attempted to visit his 38-year-old girlfriend Charity Moore at the Collin County Sheriff's Office. "Adam Farrar came in to visit an inmate, and we arrested him at that time," Lt. John Norton of the »
- Jacqueline Andriakos
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