Bryan Singer Says His Excalibur Remake is Dead, Battlestar Galactica Still Alive

Bryan SingerOriginally 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.

'70s Battlestar Galactica



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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    as long as that mechanical monkey makes the cut, that’s all I care about.

    • justjoe

      It was supposed to be a dog, I guess.

  • Barenakedchimps

    hope its not going to be like the ron moore travesty .i tried to watch that a few times and i found it to be totally depressing and boring, most of his ideas were actually taken from the richard hatch fan trailer, richard hatch would have done a better job of it, i also found the moore version to be racist, where were the stong black charecter roles in the original,boomer was black not chinese and baltar was a sinister ruthless charecter not the simpering wimp of moores version, all in all, the original series was just that…original and different, and for a family show it also could be quit dark in its storylines.