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Originally announced way back in 2009, Bryan Singer has now confirmed to SFX Magazine that his remake of John Boorman’s “Excalibur” is dead. D-E-D. Dead.
But there’s good news out of the bad — the death of “Excalibur” means Singer will now be able to move direction into developing his “Battlestar Galactica” movie once he wraps “Jack the Giant Killer”.
Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen. I was really enthused to do it. I’m a fan of John Boorman’s movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack The Giant Killer was completed. The project was with Warner Bros and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated. But, when that happened, it allowed me to go straight into developing Battlestar Galactica – which I think will be really exciting.
Oh well, “Excalibur” was good as is, no need to take out the shine. (Cause that Boorman original had a LOT of shine.)
By the way, Singer’s version of a “Battlestar Galactica” movie is not to be mistaken with the gritty and depressing Ron Moore TV reboot. Instead, Singer’s version of BSG will take its cue directly from the ’70s TV show, a direction he’s been keen on for at least a decade now.