There is documented video evidence...such as the video above...of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer announcing a "Battlestar Galactica" movie. (The above video from October 21st, 2011.) There is press release after press release all over the Internet of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer announcing a "Battlestar Galactica" movie in the years 2011 and 2009...as well as a FOX Television series in 2001.
We have recently learned (as I predicted) that the "Battlestar Galactica" movie announced by Universal and Singer in October 2011 (discussed in the above video) typically fell into limbo with neither Universal or Singer lifting a finger to make the movie happen.
When a production falls apart the first time around...as this one did in 2001...it could possibly be excused. When that same production falls apart again 8 years later in 2009...it begins to raise eyebrows. When that same production falls apart yet again for a third consecutive time...(as this production did in October 2011...described in the above video) all eyes turn to Universal Studios and Bryan Singer with intense suspicion and incredulity. Intense suspicion as in....
1. Was it ever the intention of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer to make this movie?
2. Is it an ongoing scam on the part of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer to keep announcing this movie every two years with no intention of making it?
3. Are Universal Studios and Bryan Singer cerebral enough to make this movie? Yes, I'm questioning their intelligence.
Those of us who have been following the antics of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer with this production during the past decade have noticed some other things about Universal Studios and Bryan Singer as well. All not good....
1. To this day, after 34 years, Universal Studios does not have a profitable franchise with the "Battlestar Galactica" property in any sense of the word. Ronald D. Moore's take on "Battlestar Galactica" turned out to be nothing more than "Art House Nascissism" made by Ronald D. Moore...for Ronald D. Moore. As a consequence, his take on "Battlestar Galactica" was not "Pop Culture Friendly" for the masses...and thus....not profitable in any mass market sort of way.
2. It isn't just a "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film that Bryan Singer can't or won't pull off. He seems to be having massive difficulties these days getting any sort of movie into theaters. One aspect of his work habits that is recent, glaring, and undeniable....is that he is very, very, very, very, very slow when it comes to making movies. As I understand it (perhaps I'm wrong but I doubt it), he was let go by Warner Brothers during the production of "Excalibur" because he was taking too long in the pre-production process of that movie. Now, Bryan Singer didn't always used to be this slow when making movies. When he first started out, he seemed to get movies done within the Hollywood standard of a normal amount of time. "X-Men", "X-Men 2", and "Apt Pupil" would certainly testify to this. But then I suspect something happened to Bryan Singer after the failure of "Superman Returns." He began losing interest in directing theatrical films, primarily Science Fiction / Fantasy films. His dropping out of (or having been dropped from)...
a. Logan's Run
b. X-Men: Last Stand
c. Battlestar Galactica
d. Six Billion Dollar Man
...would certainly testify to this. As a fan, he would love to see these movies (he keeps announcing) up on the movie screen...but he doesn't want to direct them.
The one movie he did manage to complete after "Superman Returns" was a non-Science Fiction / Fantasy film...."Valkyrie." Imagine that!!
3. Bryan Singer has also been taking unusually massive amounts of time in post-production getting his "Jack The Giant Killer" movie done. This movie is over a year late reaching theaters.
4. After the failure of "Superman Returns", Bryan Singer's output with theatrical films has been steadily decreasing, while his output in television has been steadily increasing. Thus....
a. The Munsters pilot
c. "Magnum Gold" Ice Cream commercials
...is presently the bulk of Bryan Singer's work load.
I have no doubt that after a decade of this "Battlestar Galactica" movie repeatedly falling apart in the hands of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer...that it will never get made (on purpose.)