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Universal hires John Orloff to write Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica movie

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures is moving forward with development on Bryan Singer’s big screen version of the 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica, with John Orloff in the final stages of closing a deal to write the project:

“I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, […]

Syfy developing online BSG spinoff Blood & Chrome

Syfy is developing an online series called Blood & Chrome that will follow a young William Adama during the first Cylon War. “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica” co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the screenplay for the series:

According to Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica” co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture.

“Blood & Chrome” is “about a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media,” according to Taylor.

The online series will consist of nine or 10 episodes at 10 minutes each if greenlit. Taylor told the Chicago Tribune that the show would make use of digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War (and possibly be done in 3D): Continue reading Syfy developing online BSG spinoff Blood & Chrome

Syfy orders pilot, Three Inches; Considering another Battlestar spin-off

Syfy has greenlit Three Inches, a 90-minute pilot from writer Harley Peyton (“Twin Peaks”) ane executive producer Bob Cooper.

In Three Inches, professional daydreamer and underachiever, Walter, is struck by lightning, and develops a unique “super” power — the ability to move any object using just his mind… but only a distance of three inches. He’s soon recruited by a covert team of superheroes each gifted with their own extraordinarily ordinary abilities. Together, the unlikely band of heroes proves that “super” is simply a state of mind.

In other news, Syfy executive vice president of development Mark Stern said that the network has had discussions with Battlestar Galactica / Caprica creator Ronald Moore about another spinoff series which would return to the franchise’s space-opera roots:

Continue reading Syfy orders pilot, Three Inches; Considering another Battlestar spin-off

Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica Film Moving Forward

According to, Bryan Singer is reportedly working with Glen Larson, producer of the original 1970’s Battlestar Galactica series and film rights holder, on the proposed film:

Now that pre-production has started, any rumors that Singer’s next project was going to be “X” related (as in X-Men) has been put to rest, […]

Bryan Singer To Direct Battlestar Galactica Movie

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed HitFix’s scoop that Universal Pictures has hired Bryan Singer to produce and direct a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. Glen Larson, who created the 1978 original series, is also on board as a producer.  The project will not be an extension of the recently canceled/ended Syfy series, but instead will […]

TCA 2009: TCA Awards Announced

battlestargalactica-080309Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica was named the program of the year by the Television Critics Association on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, HBO won the the most awards for a network, winning outstanding new program for True Blood, outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials for Grey Gardens and outstanding achievement in news and information for The Alzheimer’s Project.

On the comedy side, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which was shut out at the Emmy’s, won for best comedy series and one of the show’s stars, Jim Parsons, won for outstanding individual achievement in comedy.

The full list of winners follows after the jump. Continue reading TCA 2009: TCA Awards Announced

Comic-Con 2009: Battlestar Galactica/Caprica Panel Impressions

Yesterday’s co-panel for the upcoming TV movie/DVD Battlestar Galactica: The Plan and the prequel series Caprica (which has been set for debut on Friday, January 22, 2010 on Syfy) featured producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore, writer Jane Espenson and cast members including Edward James Olmos (who also directed ‘The Plan’) […]

Comic-Con 2009: Syfy Sets January 22, 2010 Premiere for Caprica

Syfy announced today that the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica will premiere Friday, January 22, 2010 with a two-hour opener.  In other news, creator Ronald Moore lashed out at the Academy’s Emmy nominations for not recognizing the final season of Battlestar Galactica in any of the non-technical categories:

“It was a fraking […]

Big Boost for Battlestar Galactica Series Finale [Update]

Updated on 3/25/2009 at 1:05PM: The final numbers for the episode were 2.36M viewers.  Among the demos, it drew 1.5M adults 18-49 and 1.6M adults 25-54.  In terms of the season 4.5 average (based on live + same day DVR playback) the show averaged 1.77M viewers.  SCI FI reports that the season 4 average (based […]

The Dark Knight and Lost Lead Saturn Nominations

ABC’s Lost led the way at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’ 35th annual Saturn Awards nominations.  The ABC series received 11 total nominations including best network TV series, TV actor (Matthew Fox) and TV actress (Evangeline Lilly).

NBC’s Heroes followed with the second most nominations, grabbing six (including best network […]

1978 Battlestar Galactica Headed to the Big Screen?

IGN Movies is reporting that Universal Pictures is planning to turn the TV series Battlestar Galactica into a feature film with original series creator Glen A. Larson lined up to script and produce it.  The project, which Universal Pictures initially declined to comment on before ultimately denying it, would actually be based on the […]