‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Moving Forward With ‘Westworld’ Writer, ‘Hunger Games’ Director Circles

Lisa Joy will pen the film adaptation for Universal.

Battlestar Galactica

A “Battlestar Galactica” film has been in the works for quite some time now, and it looks like Universal is finally moving forward with the project. Variety reports that “Westworld” writer, Lisa Joy, is set to pen  the script for the upcoming sci-fi movie.

It also looks likes the studio is eyeing “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence to come on board as well. Though their sources say that it’s too early to tell. Bryan Singer had previously been attached to direct the adaptation, but has since moved on.

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The series, which most recently was aired on Syfy, follows a crew of aged Galactica who protect a small civilian fleet – the last of humanity – from the the aliens Cylons, who resurface to wipe out the human race.

The newest “Battlestar Galactica,” which ran from 2004 to 2009, won three Primetime Emmys and became a television sensation. Time magazine also called it one of the “100 best TV shows of all-time.” 

Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark from Bluegrass Films will produce along with Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions. Universal’s vice president of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project.

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