Universal Hires Screenwriter for Bryan Singer's Big Screen Adaption of 'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA'!

Universal Pictures have hired screenwriter John Orloff to script Bryan Singer's big screen adaption directed of the original Battlestar Galactica Tv series. Orloff previously penned wrote & produced Roland Emmerich's Anonymous & Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The screenwriter has also received an Emmy nomination for HBO's Band of Brothers. Deadline break the news but give no hints towards when the adaption will commence production. Singer is currently working on New Line's Jack the Giant Killer, which hits theaters on June 15th, 2012. The original 1978 tv series Battlestar Galactica was created by Glen A. Larson. Ronald D. Moore & David Eick launched the excellent re-imagined version in 2004 while a prequel to that series, titled Caprica, debuted in 2010. Syfy also created Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, though that project has not yet received a launch date.
UpdateJohn Orloff reveals link to Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Universe. Hit the jump to check it out.
While speaking to Hitfix. Orloff linked his reboot to Ron Moore's recent re-imagining of the series.

Orloff: "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 [frick] 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."
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