New Battlestar Galactica writer John Orloff has been talking, and from what he says, it seems like Bryan Singer's movie reboot may have more to do with Ron Moore's BSG universe than we originally thought. Or not. Are you confused yet?
While we were under the impression that Bryan Singer's take on Battlestar Galactica was going to be a re-imagining of the 1978 Glen Larson classic sci-fi series and would completely disregard what Moore did with the very successful reboot (since Larson's on board as a producer and all)—it now seems that the Band of Brothers and Anonymous writer may be fitting the new film within the pre-existing framework of both BSG universes.
This is what Orloff said to HitFix:
"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 f*** 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.
So does that mean that the film version won't conflict with the two BSG versions? It could be.
They could go down the same route J.J. Abrams did with his Star Trek reboot back in 2009, and set the film in an alternate timeline/universe that could keep both the original and Moore's versions intact.They could also be using some sort of story thread uniting the two.
Or they could go with what's behind mystery door number three.
What do you guys think?
(via Comic Book Movie)