Saturday, June 9
Written by Robert Sanchez
Battlestar Galactica will be in its last year on TV but does that mean that feature films are out of the question?
This is a touchy subject for all parties involved and we will be quick to explain. Some outlets are reporting that there will be no feature films for Battlestar but that’s not 100% accurate.
Did Ron Moore and David Eick kill all hopes for a feature film during this weeks Battlestar Galactica All Access Event? No, and the truth is, it’s not their choice or even Sci-Fi/NBC Universal’s choice to answer the question. David Eick told the IESB that he hopes for a feature film and has extended the olive branch to Glen Larson.
Aha! Glen Larson? Yes, the original creator of Battlestar Galactica has never been 100% happy with the new TV show but holds the feature film rights to the property. So if David and Ron hope to make a movie, they will have to first make peace with Glen.
You can watch IESB’s interviews with Ron Moore, David Eick and even Jaime Bamber as we discuss the feature film for Battlestar. David Eick mentions that he has extended an olive branch to Glen and Jaime begs him to let them do a feature film, pretty funny actually.
Glen’s control over the movie rights are quite evident with Sci-Fi having to redo their plans for Battlestar Galactica: Razor (Pegasus storyline that will air this fall) was first planned as a straight to DVD movie but then had to be changed as two stand alone episodes that will first air on TV and then immediately be released on DVD.
So what are the odds that Glen would allow a feature film based on the TV show? It will be tough considering that he has always planned to go back and make a movie based on the original series and characters. But, then again, stranger things have happened in Hollywood and things can always change overnight.
Posted by Phantom Dennis at 16:34