While no timeline was given for Battlestar Galactica, this is the first major news to arrive for the film since Jay Basu signed on to rewrite the script in 2018. Evidently, Basu is no longer attached to the project, and whatever progress that had been made on the story is no longer relevant. Fans will surely be excited to hear about this new development, which could lead to a director signing on if Universal is pleased with Kinberg’s script. Between this film and Esmail’s television show, the future of Battlestar Galactica is looking bright.
Now Battlestar Galactica has received a major boost of adrenaline. Per Variety, Kinberg has boarded the long-dormant film to write and produce, the latter of which he will do alongside Dylan Clark. Kinberg will not be directing despite his recent forays into the practice. It’s been said Kinberg will start his script from scratch, despite other writers trying their hands at drafts. Kinberg said this in a statement:
“‘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 honoring what’s made it so iconic and enduring. I’m so grateful that Dylan and my partners at Universal have trusted me with this incredible universe.”