Back in 2016, it was announced that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence was going to be developing a big screen reboot of the classic sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica.
Nothing has been heard about the project since, until now.
The director is reuniting with Jennifer Lawrence on new spy thriller Red Sparrow (out here in Ireland this Friday), and is currently on the road promoting the film.
Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Francis was asked if the Battlestar Galactica project is ‘still looming’, to which he answered: “Yeah, I’m working on that, that’s something I’m developing. I’m working on that with Lisa Joy, who is one of the creators of “Westworld.” The original series was actually one of the first sets that I ever went on. I remember being a kid and loving that show and they were filming near my house and my mom took me down there and I got to try on a Cylon helmet.”
Lawrence confirmed that he plans to put “visual nods” to the previous TV series in the film, as he and Joy are both “fans” but he also wants to infuse it with his own vision too. He continued: "For it to be worth doing for us we have to have our own take on it. Without getting into too much detail, there is thematic kind of stuff to make it relevant today. What makes something interesting to do is if there’s a relevance to the world we live in now.
“I also think it has to be about more than the A.I. of it all, as well. That’s an element, but I think we’ve found something else to say with it too, which I think is pretty cool.”
Release dates and other details have not yet been confirmed but we’ll be keeping you posted.