Just based upon the following "First Impression Observations" of Bryan Singer, he wouldn't be able to handle a "Battlestar Galactica" movie in the "Director's Chair" at all....
1. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) series is not considered "canon" by anyone in "Battlestar Galactica" fandom. It was nothing more than a cold and ruthless business deal thrown together haphazardly in order to allow Universal Studios to own as many "components" of "Battlestar Galactica" as they could. Yet, in Bryan Singer's latest and fake "Battlestar Galactica" press release (August 3rd, 2012), he stated that it was "canon"....worthy of further exploration.
2. "Battlestar Galactica" needs someone in the "Director's Chair" who has a better attention span than Bryan Singer. Within one 3-month period alone beginning October 21st, 2011...Bryan Singer announced three simultaneous projects literally on top of one another that he was going to direct..
a. Battlestar Galactica
b. The Six Billion Dollar Man
c. The Munsters
Announcing a "Battlestar Galactica" movie and then drifting off into "Mental La-La Land" as Bryan Singer has been doing since 2001 will never get a "Battlestar Galactica" movie made. And then after coming back from being in "Mental La-La Land"....announcing even more projects that never usually come to fruition.
Out of these three announcements, only the "Munsters" television movie came to fruition ("Mockinbird Lane") in October 2012 on NBC-TV. The weakest project of the three.
3. Even if there were a best case scenario and Bryan Singer was on the right track to getting a "Battlestar Galactica" made...he has an inexplicable habit of taking incredibly fantastic material, and making it boring as hell and instantly forgettable. The "X-Men" movies would have been 10 times better without his involvement. At the time of starting out in this business, Singer should have spent a long, long time as an "Assistant Director"...really learning the position and also learning how to "Jazz" up a script with "Bubbling" and "Sparkling" life to it. Everything Singer does is morose, drab, pedestrian, and sleep inducing. Would I want this guy on a "Battlestar Galactica" movie? Ummmm....."No!!" As a side note, it also has to be said that Bryan Singer is the only director to have ever made a "Superman" movie boring as hell ("Superman Returns.") Simultaneously not realizing the very serious problem of Brandon Routh as "Superman" hardly having any dialogue throughout the movie. The late Roger Ebert referred to Brandon Routh's performance in "Superman Returns" as..."Micro-Syllabic." Singer didn't notice this problem viewing the "Dailies" or "Rushes" everyday? The thought never occurred to him...."Ummm....Routh needs a shit load of more dialogue in this scene." It was casually obvious to everyone else who watched the movie.
4. The premise of "The 1978 Battlestar Galactica" franchise would be incredibly complex for a director with the short attention span of Bryan Singer to deal with in a movie. You have "12 Worlds" and a "Battlestar Fleet" linked to "Ancient Egypt" in far off deep space with a bunch of evil aliens running around. This sort of a movie needs a "Director" who would not only instinctively understand all of this stuff and stay on top of all of this stuff without brain farting, but also a "Director" who could tie it all together seamlessly and in a logical manner. (All of this stuff requires round the clock intense focus.) And a director who wouldn't run off at the drop of a hat in order to direct a "Munsters" television movie or a "Magnum Gold Ice Cream Commercial." As Bryan Singer has repeatedly done after announcing a "Battlestar" movie beginning in 2001. Bryan Singer simply is not the right guy for the job in directing a "1978 Battlestar Galactica" movie, or writing its script. His brain simply isn't wired for the intense commitment and the intense focus required. You can't "Bullsh**" your way through a movie like this.
As a side note, you also can't "Bullsh**" your way through a television series erroneously titled "Battlestar Galactica" as Ronald D. Moore tried to do.
5. Bryan Singer would simply bog down a "1978 Battlestar Galactica" movie with his characteristic blandness, mundaneness, and aversion towards the "Fantastic" in cinema. Proper exploration of this universe deserves better than a detached (heart not in it) and not interested Bryan Singer. A movie like this would need a director who could bring a lot of "Razzle Dazzle" to the established framework of the 1978 series...and keep Ronald D. Moore's ("GINO") mess out of it.
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