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Entertainment Simon Kinberg set to write and produce Battlestar Galactica film

14:25  23 october  2020
14:25  23 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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According to Variety, Kinberg will be writing and producing the rebooted “ Battlestar Galactica ” film for Universal. “‘ Battlestar Galactica ’ is one of the But you mean to tell us, that Universal Pictures is GIVING one of their highly regarded (and successful, we might add) properties to THIS GUY to write ?

Simon Kinberg has been hired to write and produce Universal's Battlestar Galactica movie based on the popular TV series. Kinberg produced Logan, The Martian and X-Men: First Class, plus a couple of less successful sci-fi movies that I still really enjoyed, like Chappie and Elysium.

Simon Kinberg is set to write and produce the 'Battlestar Galactica' film.

Simon Kinberg wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a sign © Bang Showbiz Simon Kinberg

The 47-year-old screenwriter has been tapped for the movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi series and will join Dylan Clark as a producer.

The movie has long been in development and has previously had screenwriter Lisa Joy and directors Francis Lawrence and Bryan Singer attached.

Simon spent years on the 'X-Men' franchise and has also worked on films such as 'The Martian' and 'Sherlock Holmes'.

Looking forward to the project, he said: "'Battlestar Galactica' is one of the holy grails in science fiction, and I couldn't be more excited about bringing something new to the franchise, while honouring what's made it so iconic and enduring.

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After years in development, a Battlestar Galactica feature film adaptation is moving ahead with a high-powered writer and producer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Kinberg — best known for his years with Fox's X-Men franchise — has joined the project to script and produce a big-screen

Battlestar Galactica has become a beloved part of the sci-fi lexicon -- and now it looks like it's finally headed to the big screen. On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that X-Men: Dark Phoenix's Simon Kinberg will be writing and producing a Battlestar Galactica feature film


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"I'm so grateful that Dylan and my partners at Universal have trusted me with the incredible universe."

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Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg will write and produce Universal Pictures' Battlestar Galactica film . Kinberg -- who was heavily involved in 20th " Battlestar Galactica is one of the holy grails in science fiction, and I couldn't be more excited about bringing something new to the franchise, while

According to THR, Simon Kinberg will write and produce the Battlestar Galactica movie, and rather than work off a preexisting script, he’ll be tackling the However, he’s been keeping busy since then with the spy film The 355, which comes out next January, and he’s also attached to produce the film

'Battlestar Galactica' was created by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick and first aired as a television series in 1978, before being successfully rebooted in the 2000s. The franchise has also spawned comic books, novels, a board game and video games.

Simon is penning a script from scratch for the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The filmmaker directed the 'X-Men' movie 'Dark Phoenix' and previously revealed that he hoped to do more work on the franchise.

He explained: "I mean, I love the 'X-Men'. They were my favourite comic growing up ... for a lot of reasons, wanting to fit in growing up and being a bit of an outcast as a young teen, 'X-Men' really spoke to me.

"I've obviously dedicated a lot of my life, between 'X-Men' movies and 'Logan' and the 'Deadpool' films. I've dedicated a whole lot of my life to it and could imagine doing it in a fresh new way. That would be exciting."

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