Title: BSG may get 3 more TV movies
BouncyCastle - May 19, 2008 01:54 PM (GMT)
little pixie - May 19, 2008 01:59 PM (GMT)
Interesting. I thought they did an excellent job with Razor, so if it means more of the same... :ponder:
Crichton Kicks - May 19, 2008 07:04 PM (GMT)
Proposed to shoot this summer apparently and possibly meant to bridge the gap between the two halves of this season.
Which, I would imagine, means they'll not be set post-finale. Most likely another Razor scenario.
Good news though, I'm not ready for the show to end yet.
BouncyCastle - May 20, 2008 11:10 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Crichton Kicks @ May 19 2008, 09:04 PM)|
| Proposed to shoot this summer apparently and possibly meant to bridge the gap between the two halves of this season.|
Which, I would imagine, means they'll not be set post-finale. Most likely another Razor scenario.
Good news though, I'm not ready for the show to end yet.
But the films could indeed get made. And it’s important to note that these proposed films won't affect the finale of "Battlestar Galactica" in any way -- that series finale will still proceed as planned. The films would be about incidents in “Battlestar Galactica’s” past. They will not take place after the time frame of the series finale. And the stories in the proposed films will depend, at least in part, on what actors are available to work on them.
Crichton Kicks - May 20, 2008 04:50 PM (GMT)
Wonder if they'll come up with original story ideas or whether they'll try and remake some of the classic episodes from the original series.
The Ice-planet 2-parter might be a decent idea.
star_fury - June 4, 2008 02:15 AM (GMT)
Honestly, I'm not overly hopeful given the quality of the third series/razor movie. I think in the case of Battlestar Galactica less is more and expanding beyond the series is not a good thing. I think the writers need to concentrate on the main central story before expanding the Battlestar Galactica universe.
There are many series that have stories or writers worthy of expanding those particular sci-fi/fantasy universes. I don't honestly believe Battlestar Galactica has the stories worth expanding, given that Battlestar Galactica has already proven that it's struggling for stories after only three series.
Maybe if Ronald d moore plays a massive role in shaping the final 4th/5 series, who knows. BUT I feel BSG's best has already passed.
prophecy girl - July 6, 2008 06:00 PM (GMT)
|updated info from Sitrep sources regarding the first BATTLESTAR GALACTICA TV Movie.|
The first of a possible three films is now in development. The studio has reportedly offered a deal to Dean Stockwell, and is interested in making deals with Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas, Grace Park, Michael Hogan and Katee Sackhoff, among others, for this film.
Jane Espenson will write the script, and as we said recently, Edward James Olmos will be directing.
Pretty. Frakking. Kewl.
ETA: Looks like Aaron Douglas told his fan site moderator that the TV movie will take place some time during the events of BSG's first season...and (OMG!) that BSG writer/producers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson are leaving the BSG crew as of this week for "a very popular show"? Frak.
ETA Part 2: David Weddle has confirmed he and Thompson are indeed leaving BSG for a hit network show...
star_fury - July 8, 2008 11:49 PM (GMT)
glancing IMDB it's not a big loss although both worked on one of my fave eps "downloaded"
prophecy girl - August 7, 2008 09:53 AM (GMT)
"Battlestar Galactica : Cylon Centric" Tv Movie article
prophecy girl - December 17, 2008 10:08 AM (GMT)
|Battlestar: The Plan Secrets Teased!|
Jane Espenson, who wrote the upcoming movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, said that the telefilm will retell the initial story of the SCI FI Channel series, but from the perspective of the Cylons, and that it will take advantage of revelations that will come in the upcoming new episodes of the show's fourth and final season.
"The events of The Plan are the events that you've seen ... in the show, from the miniseries to almost the end of season two," Espenson said in an exclusive interview. "So it's that chunk of time, but sort of seen with the Cylon perspective. So you're going to see a lot of stuff that was going on that you weren't aware of at the time: on Caprica, in the fleet. ... This was the time when the Cylons, as depicted in the original show, ... were very mysterious, enemies that would come out of the darkness and retreat. And this is ... what were they really doing all that time: What was the internal stuff. ... A lot of loose ends are tied up, a lot of questions are asked that you don't even know you have."
The movie--the second stand-alone telefilm based on the Peabody-Award-winning show--deals with all the mythology's secrets. "If you had a copy now, you might feel that you could go ahead and watch it, because it's about stuff that already happened," Espenson said. "But don't do it. Of course, you don't have a copy now, because there isn't even a cut yet. ... But it's very much designed to be watched after the run of the series, because it definitely relies on stuff you don't learn until much later."
The Plan stars Edward James Olmos, who also directed; Dean Stockwell as Brother Cavil; Michael Hogan as Col. Tigh; and Michael Trucco as Anders, among others.
Espenson said that Olmos was very collaborative. "He and I had a lot of very long sessions of going through the script line by line, Eddie Olmos reading the whole thing out loud, just amazing as, you know, a one-man show every night," she said. "And just like going, 'Listen to this line, wouldn't this be better like this? Wouldn't this be better like this? Are you sure that we need this in this scene?' Just incredibly insightful, just working through it with Eddie, and [we] made a ton of changes in the preproduction phase and ended up with a really tight script that we filmed sort of as they were demolishing the sets out from under us. And [we] ended up with something that I think is so much better than our highest hopes had been for what this movie could be. It really sort of caps off the show."
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is slated to air in June 2009.
prophecy girl - February 21, 2009 04:55 PM (GMT)
Just as SCI FI's acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica enters its final episodes, Universal has quietly entered into negotiations with original series creator Glen A. Larson to write and produce a big-screen version of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie would reportedly have no connection to the SCI FI series and would relaunch the story in a new medium with the characters Adama, Starbuck and Baltar.
Larson produced the original Battlestar, a kid-friendly ABC show, in 1978, in the wake of the success of Star Wars.
SCI FI's series, under the direction of executive producer Ronald Moore, took the premise but completely changed the franchise into an adult drama with themes of politics, war, religion, torture and destiny.
Universal had made no comment to the Reporter.
BouncyCastle - February 23, 2009 12:01 PM (GMT)
Digital Spy - 23rd Feb 2009
Universal has reportedly started discussions with Glen A. Larson to make a film version of hit science fiction TV show Battlestar Galactica.
The movie script would not be related to the revived show in its final episodes on the Sci Fi Channel, but instead be based on the 1978 original that aired on ABC, The Hollywood Reporter claims.
It is believed that the adaptation from writer-producer Larson will still include major characters Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar.
Universal refused to comment on the rumours.
prophecy girl - March 21, 2009 05:16 PM (GMT)
Edward James Olmos told SCI FI Wire that he hopes the upcoming Battlestar Galactica spinoff movie The Plan—a Cylon-centric story that he directed and stars in as William Adama—will inspire newcomers to check out the 2003 miniseries and the subsequent four years of the SCI FI Channel original series.link
prophecy girl - May 12, 2009 09:42 AM (GMT)
Battlestar's Michael Trucco teases The Plan, Capricalink
prophecy girl - May 12, 2009 09:50 AM (GMT)
Battlestar's Kate Vernon on Caprica, The Planlink
prophecy girl - May 14, 2009 09:15 AM (GMT)
Battlestar's Grace Park talk about "the plan"link
prophecy girl - June 5, 2009 09:30 AM (GMT)
The director of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan says it will blow you away. link
prophecy girl - June 11, 2009 09:15 AM (GMT)
|Richard Hatch—who played Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek in SCI FI's re-imagining—told Moviehole that he's watching the recently proposed feature film closely, though he's not involved, and has ideas of how to reboot the franchise.|
"I think they saw the success Paramount had with their Star Trek reboot," Hatch told the site. "But unlike Paramount, who seems to know the Star Trek audience, I don't think Universal ever quite got Battlestar. I just hope they hire the right people and make a good movie."
Universal Pictures quietly entered into negotiations with Battlestar creator Glen A. Larson to produce a big-screen version of the property he created, which would be unrelated to the recently concluded SCI FI series headed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, according to The Hollywood Reporter in February.
The film would reportedly preserve the premise—a ragtag fleet of human survivors runs from the murderous Cylons while seeking a new home on the mythical planet called Earth—as well as the characters of Adama, Starbuck and Baltar, but insiders told the trade paper that the movie will otherwise be a complete re-imagining of both series.
Hatch told Moviehole that he believes Universal "should go further back, like Star Trek" in terms of the setting for the film. With Trek, Hatch said, it "was still the characters we love, but they went back 20 ... 30 ... years to when they were just kids. But with Battlestar, they're just going to go back to the same timeframe we saw in the series and recast those roles. I don't think Star Trek would've been successful if they had recast the Star Trek characters at the same age as they were in the previous films. By going back, it gave that film a window so fans could expect a change of cast."
Hatch added: "I don't know what they're going to do, but I love Battlestar, and I think there are so many more wonderful stories to tell. And as much as I think the original series deserves the big treatment I think the new series deserves a series of movies as well."
prophecy girl - July 18, 2009 04:05 PM (GMT)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced that it will release a Blu-ray version of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on Oct. 27, the same day the one-off telefilm drops on DVD.
The Plan is directed by and stars Edward James Olmos. Jane Espenson wrote the screenplay. It recaps the story of the destruction of the human Colonies from the point of view of the Cylons. The new discs will include the uncensored 90-minute feature film.
The cast also includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas, Dean Stockwell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Rick Worthy, Matthew Bennett, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Hogan and Rekha Sharma.
♦My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
♦Battlestar Galactica trivia game.
♦Deleted scenes .
♦"From Admiral to Director: Edward James Olmos and the Plan": A day in the life with Olmos as he tackles the most ambitious Battlestar production to date.
♦"The Cylons of the Plan": Features interviews with the actors who play the film's key Cylons, including Stockwell, Helfer, Park, Trucco, Worthy and Bennett.
♦"The Cylon Attack": This featurette takes viewers behind the scenes for the planning and execution of one of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan's major action sequences.
♦"Behind the Plan": An in-depth look at some stunning visual effects and the role post-production plays in bringing the world of Battlestar Galactica to life.
prophecy girl - August 3, 2009 08:46 AM (GMT)
Battlestar Galactica, which failed to get a single Emmy nomination for dramatic series, earned the award for top program of the year at the Television Critics Association awards ceremony Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., Variety reported:
"It certainly feels appropriate that we received the acknowledgement from the people who were champions of this show from its outset," Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming at Syfy, told Daily Variety. "Critics really adopted this show early on and, in a weird way, this feels like a conclusion to the process."
Among other winners: HBO's True Blood took home the award for new program of the year, and CBS' The Big Bang Theory was voted as top comedy (that show's Jim Parsons also won an award for portraying the geeky Sheldon).
prophecy girl - August 13, 2009 09:03 AM (GMT)
HitFix's columnist Drew McWeeny reports a tantalizing rumor: that Universal Pictures is nearing a deal with filmmaker Bryan Singer to produce and possibly direct a new movie version of Battlestar Galactica.
Here's what HitFix reported:
The question this raises, of course, is how close will [Singer's new movie] be to the plans that Singer had for the material before Ron Moore's show aired? Right now, my sources indicate that the big decisions haven't been made yet. Singer is the first major creative element to be approached, so once they sign him, they'll go find a writer and they'll figure out exactly which story they're telling. It seems like he'd want to get back to the ideas he originally loved about the piece, but since that was developed with another studio, I'm not sure that would work.
And I'm not sure I buy that Singer's going to come in just to direct a big-screen version of the show that just finished its run. The series wrapped up pretty conclusively, with The Plan and Caprica already in motion as extensions of that story in different directions.
So is this going to be yet another all-new take on the premise? In February of this year, the announcement was made that [Battlestar creator] Glen Larson had signed a deal with Universal to develop a Galactica film that was not tied to any previous version. This has got to be that same project, right? So I guess that means Singer and Larson are going to be sitting down to figure out what take they want to pursue.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about this report, which remains a rumor for now.
prophecy girl - August 14, 2009 08:33 AM (GMT)
Entertainment Weekly is confirming a story—first reported by HitFix's Drew McWeeny (and passed on by SCI FI Wire yesterday)—that Bryan Singer will produce and direct a new film version of Battlestar Galactica for Universal Pictures.
Here's how the magazine reports the news:
Universal Pictures has confirmed blog speculation that Bryan Singer, director of Valkyrie, will take on directing and producing duties for a BSG movie. Glen Larson, who created original series back in 1978, will produce as well. The film is not expected to be a continuation of current popular television show that's running on the Syfy network but will be a complete re-imagining of the sci-fi lore that was invented by Larson back in the '70s.
(inaccuracies in the story: Battlestar, as we know, has completed its run on Syfy, though The Plan is still to come, as is Caprica)
prophecy girl - October 18, 2009 08:51 PM (GMT)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the Blu-ray of season one, including the original miniseries, on Jan. 5, 2010, coinciding with the first season premiere of Caprica on Syfy. The company announced an Oct. 27 release date for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on both DVD and Blu-ray.link
prophecy girl - March 12, 2010 10:21 AM (GMT)
Digging Caprica but still wanting more Battlestar Galactica-related goodness in your life? Then get ready to not just watch BSG but live it—because Norwegian game developer Artplant is building Battlestar Galactica Online for massively multiplayer online gaming publisher Bigpoint.
Here's how the company describes the game:
Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. The dramatic missions will define the game's overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe. Battlestar Galactica Online will create a new standard for web games, with beautiful 3d graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a new level of game play to browser based MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience.
prophecy girl - June 14, 2010 09:38 AM (GMT)
Battlestar Galactica: Online trailervideo
prophecy girl - September 17, 2010 09:21 AM (GMT)
According to Edward James Olmos, we WILL find out what happened to William Adama after the events of the Battlestar Galactica series finale, because he's at work on a sequel we'll all get to see "pretty soon."
While discussing his film Selena during Hispanic Heritage Month, the conversation (as you might expect) eventually came around to BSG, and Olmos said:
"I'm going to go there. I'm going to go there in a graphic novel. Pretty soon I hope. I don't know. It just depends on whether people can get behind it and understand it for what it is. I think people will. ...
"I want to know what he's doing right now, don't you? I kind of was left with him sitting about to build his cabin, so God almighty I'd like to know what's happening to him right now. In many moments throughout the day, I'll think, 'I wonder what he's doing? What the heck is he up to? What the heck are those people up to?' Here they were 200,000 years ago on this earth. They came from the experience that they came from. All I can tell you is: aren't you guys curious as to what happened to them?"
Even though Olmos promised his graphic novel take on BSG "pretty soon," it may take a while yet, because the actor is still in the process of finding the artist to collaborate with, but whenever he pulls this project off, we're there. How about you?
prophecy girl - September 20, 2010 09:23 AM (GMT)
'Battlestar Galactica' Stars: Where Are They Now?link
prophecy girl - February 9, 2011 10:30 AM (GMT)
You can finally do more than just watch Battlestar Galactica—you can LIVE it. Because the long-awaited Battlestar Galactica Online has launched!
For the first six weeks, the massively multiplayer online game, a mix of tactical space combat, exploration and mission-based gameplay, can be found exclusively at Syfy.
Check out the official press release below:
BIGPOINT LAUNCHES BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ONLINE; HUMANS AND CYLONS BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSE
Tactical Space Combat MMOG Based on Syfy's Hit Television Series Sets New Benchmark in Browser-based Gaming; Available Worldwide in Partnership with Syfy
Hamburg - February 8, 2011 - Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) - the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) - today launched Battlestar Galactica Online. Based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica Online (http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/) is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. Following a successful closed beta period that started in late 2010, the free-to-play game can now be enjoyed by players worldwide.
David Eick, Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica, said, "Bigpoint has successfully embraced the spirit of Battlestar Galactica's aggressive ship design, tactile physics, and its signature, vérité-style combat aesthetic, and taken it all to an entirely new level. Playing this game is like watching the most highly-adrenalized, nail-biting episodes of the series while chewing on a hunk of uranium. I highly recommend it - just make sure you don't have anything else to do for a few days..."
Battlestar Galactica Online is based on the acclaimed Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series Battlestar Galactica, which aired for four seasons on Syfy. Set during the latter part of the show's second season, the game takes the form of a previously "untold chapter," in which both the Colonial and Cylon fleets are stranded in an uncharted area of space. Heavily damaged and low on critical supplies, both fleets must fight for control of the resources in the nearby star systems as the Colonials desperately search for a way to escape before the Cylons regain enough strength to destroy them once and for all.
"Our team's passion for the series, and their dedication to maintaining its authenticity, enabled us to extend Battlestar Galactica's iconic IP into a world-class MMOG," said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and Founder, Bigpoint. "We are confident that a new standard has been achieved - no longer should browser games be considered subpar to their console or PC-installed counterparts."
A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay provides an engaging experience. For accuracy, assets from the television production have been integrated into the game, including Bear McCreary's original score, select talent likenesses, and a number of ships modeled from schematics provided by the show's creators.
At the start, players select a side - human or Cylon - and then are guided through a series of introductory tasks to learn basic flight controls and weapon systems. Once completed, players can customize their in-game avatars, receive situation and mission briefings, and begin to explore the vast universe. As players gain experience, they can unlock additional ships and learn a variety of skills. Inside capital ships and outposts, players can access the in-game market and customize all aspects their current ship - including weapons, engines, hulls, computers, and mining equipment.
For a period of six weeks, Syfy is Bigpoint's exclusive distribution partner in the US (http://www.syfy.com/) and UK (http://www.syfy.co.uk/battlestar-galactica-game). In addition to Bigpoint's game sites around the world, Syfy will also make the game available through its other international sites in Germany, France, Spain, Poland, and Russia, with more sites to be added in the weeks following launch.
Currently in open beta, Battlestar Galactica Online was developed by Artplant (http://artplant.no), a Norwegian studio that specializes in MMOGs. Post launch, Bigpoint will continue to add new content and features, paying close attention to community feedback. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.
prophecy girl - October 22, 2011 02:43 PM (GMT)
New Battlestar Galactica writer John Orloff has been talking, and from what he says, it seems like Bryan Singer's movie reboot may have more to do with Ron Moore's BSG universe than we originally thought. Or not. Are you confused yet?
While we were under the impression that Bryan Singer's take on Battlestar Galactica was going to be a re-imagining of the 1978 Glen Larson classic sci-fi series and would completely disregard what Moore did with the very successful reboot (since Larson's on board as a producer and all)—it now seems that the Band of Brothers and Anonymous writer may be fitting the new film within the pre-existing framework of both BSG universes.
This is what Orloff said to HitFix:
"I'm a huge fan of the original series and of the second show, too. But I always thought the first show was a little too heavily reliant on Star Wars, you know? Whereas I think the second show was really original and really cool. And I think I've come up with a way to write this movie that won't f*** any of that up. I'm not sure how much they want me to talk about it. Let's just say it's not what you expect. It will all work in the universe that exists. It will not conflict with anything Ron Moore has done. I don't think you can compete with what he's done.
So does that mean that the film version won't conflict with the two BSG versions? It could be.
They could go down the same route J.J. Abrams did with his Star Trek reboot back in 2009, and set the film in an alternate timeline/universe that could keep both the original and Moore's versions intact.They could also be using some sort of story thread uniting the two.
Or they could go with what's behind mystery door number three.
(Comic Book Movie)
prophecy girl - August 7, 2012 09:24 AM (GMT)
Bryan Singer teases the new Battlestar Galactica movielink
prophecy girl - November 6, 2012 10:18 AM (GMT)
'Battlestar Galactica' prequel being released online Friday article
prophecy girl - November 9, 2012 10:40 AM (GMT)
Adama dogfights Cylons in new Battlestar: Blood and Chrome cliplink