The long-mooted film project of Battlestar Galactica is moving ahead, and will be independent of the TV reboot – more details here.

Battlestar Galactica fans can rejoice in the news that the long-gestating plans a film are finally making some headway. We now hear that Simon Kinberg, the writer and/or producer of the long-running X-Men series of films, has been placed in charge of moving the project forwards. The Battlestar film seems to have been stuck in limbo for some time now, with several directors attached at one point or another (Bryan Singer got arguably closest to making it), but with precious little progress made.

Happily, it seems that there won’t be any sort of conflict or confusion regarding the status of Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s upcoming TV reboot of Battlestar, which is set to take place within the same universe as the popular TV series. Unlike some joint TV and film productions we’ve seen from Marvel and DC over the last few years – where the status of one iteration has been diminished in favour of the other – it seems that the Battlestar film and TV show will simply get to be their own separate entities and that will be that. Refreshing non-cinematic universe thinking, if you ask us. So say we all.

Kinberg was part of the X-Men universe since he came on board as a writer for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Since that point, he’s either written, produced (or sometimes both) every entry in the series up to and including The New Mutants, which ended the 20th Century Fox X-Men franchise.

The writer and producer’s next project to hit screens is The 355, a female-led spy-thriller which is set to be with us in early 2021 (that he’s also directed). You can find out more about that project here.

More on Battlestar Galactica as we hear it.

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