Saturday, August 23

David Eick on New Galactica TV Movie and Caprica

Newsarama posted a new interview with Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick. Here are few excerpts.

NRAMA: Are you planning a sequel to the Battlestar Galactica direct to DVD movie Razor since it proved extremely successful?
Eick: I believe there was a piece in the L.A. Times announcing it so it is official. It is going to take place from the perspective of the Cylons and explore a story the fans will be familiar with.
NRAMA: At one point, it didn't seem like the Battlestar Galactica spin off Caprica was going to go into production. What was the turning point?
Eick: In a small way, I do think the writers' strike was a help only because there were fewer pilots being written so the network might have had fewer options at their disposal. That being said, I know they had kept Caprica alive and kicking even prior to that. That may have been the straw that broke the camel's back.
NRAMA: How tough was it finding the perfect cast for this series?
Eick: It was difficult but our casting director was prepared. It went much faster than I expected. When Eric Stoltz became available, Polly Walker landed in our lap, and Esai Morales came in to audition, we were continually surprised by our good fortune. Eric, who plays Daniel, is an established computers science and robotics expert who you might think of as a Bill Gates-type character and a family man.
NRAMA: Now that you are in post production, how pleased are you with Caprica?
Eick: It looks great. I am very excited. Everyone seems to be cool with it. There's been no indication of it being picked up as a series yet but we are hoping.
The full interview is here.

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