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Battlestar Galactica film franchise now in development

Time to binge watch the show for the 80th time

Battlestar Galactica is heading to theaters, and Universal Pictures hopes to turn it into its next big picture tentpole. While there are no writers or directors on board, producers are now attached to a film based on the sci-fi television series now, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are currently developing the first of a planned "massive event franchise" for Universal. De Luca previously worked on 50 Shades of Gray; Stuber and Clark most recently produced Ted 2.

Variety first reported that Universal had picked up Battlestar Galactica for a film adaptation in 2014. Series creator Glen Larson was set to produce the cinematic revival, with Prometheus writer Jack Paglen penning the script. There's no word on either of their involvement with the relaunched project.

The Battlestar Galactica series started life first on ABC, airing for one season from 1978 until 1979. It gained critical and commercial success when SciFi brought the series back in 2003 for a short run, before airing five full seasons until 2009. It's since become a streaming favorite, although it is no longer available on Netflix.

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