Two weeks ago, Geek Monthly broke news about a direct-to-video release of a movie based on the current Sci Fi production Battlestar Galactica.
Well, it’s now been confirmed to be accurate via the show’s creators: Ronald Moore and David Eick. NBC Universal, the studio of the show, are interested in a DVD release, but it will only happen if there is a fourth season of the show (which still has not been announced).
Because there are spoilers at the source, here is the section of the interview from the Chicago Tribune dealing with the DTV movie:
There’s also been a ton of speculation about a “Battlestar Galactica” DVD movie. Is there going to be one?
DE: “There’s been a great deal of interest within the company [NBC Universal] about how to expand the ‘Battlestar’ universe. One of the things we’re preparing right now is a 2-hour movie that will be an adjunct to the fourth season.”
RM: “It’s really a bonus episode. It’s not really official. [NBCU] home video is very interested, the DVDs of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ do very well. At this point we’re talking about what the story would be, how the logistics of it would work [in terms of when it would be shot].
“It’s a lot of vague talk right now because we don’t have an order for a fourth season. Until there is a fourth season, the DVD release won’t be something concrete either.”
So, if it goes forward, it would be a direct-to-DVD movie that would also air on Sci Fi?
RM: “That’s the general gist of what we’re talking about. If we do it, it would not be a conclusion to the season’s cliffhanger.”
Would it be something based on the Caprica concept that has been floating around?
RM: “No, it would take place in Galactica world that we’ve seen. We would not tie it directly to our season cliffhanger. We’re looking for a way to sync it up with the show, almost like, ‘Here’s a back story to something that we might do later.’”
DE: “And also a story that may return a very popular character.”
For the rest of the interview, which discusses future episodes of the series, follow the link to the Chicago Tribune below. But please be aware, there are spoilers in the interview.
Original Source: — [Geek Monthly]