So, why do they continue to make movie announcements (now every two years) of "Battlestar Galactica" coming to a theater near you? Yet they never get around to actually making these movies? I think it has everything to do with sadomasochism, Universal Studios is a sadomasochistic corporation, and I also believe this new behavior of theirs (announcing a new "Galactica" movie that never comes to fruition) is a leftover, nasty remnant of their stealth marketing campaign (in full force eight years ago) with hired thugs from the stealth marketing firm "Abraham & Harrison." Universal Studios continues to engage in any and every behavior it can to try and break up the fanbase of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. In the 2000s, it was Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series, now it is movie announcements every two years. It hasn't worked yet (after a decade) but Universal Studios never stops trying.
It has been interesting to observe that the only people Universal Studios continues to recruit in order to aid them in their continued, deliberate mismanagement of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series and the "Galactica" copyright overall are "below the line" producers and / or directors who haven't gone anywhere significant in Hollywood (career wise) after an extended and reasonable period of time, and who ultimately end up affiliated with Universal Studios / SyFy Channel just to survive.
Such as Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Singer.
I can almost hear Bryan Singer now...
"If there's a paycheck in it for me to announce intentions to direct a 'Battlestar Galactica" movie every two years and then back out of it, count me in!!"
So, it's very very reasonable to assume that this "schtick" of announcing a "Galactica" movie every two years (2009, 2011 and counting) and then not following through is part of this "anti-Galactica Conspiracy" at Universal Studios. - Disrupt and disappoint the fanbase of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in any way they can.