Battlestar Galactica film moving ahead with new producers

A big-screen version of the cult sci-fi show looks like it might finally be getting made

The one planned film version of a TV show that's always seemed more than just another pipe dream is Battlestar Galactica - after suffering continuous setbacks, it now looks as if the movie version is finally moving ahead.

Producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are joining forces with Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey) to make a film for Universal; the word is they're hoping it could even be the start of a whole new franchise.

The military sci-fi series' television history dates back to the Seventies. Created by Glen A. Larson, it originally aired from 1978 to 1979 before a revival arrived in 2004 which ran for five acclaimed seasons. It went on to garner a dedicated fanbase to rival that of contemporary cult shows Lost and 24.

The story centres on a group of human civilians who, after being near wiped out by A.I. machines known as Cylons, search for a mythic human colony - Earth.

The series starred Edward James Olmos (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Katee Sackhoff (who currently stars in the little-seen US series Longmire).

Another TV show recently confirmed to be receiving the film treatment is HBO western Deadwood which ran for three seasons from 2004 before its untimely axe in 2006.

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