Simon Kinberg Gives Update on Battlestar Galactica Film

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything about the Battlestar Galactica reboot, but recently producer Simon Kinberg gave an update on what fans can expect from the film.

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In a recent interview with Collider, Kinberg — who will be writing and producing the upcoming revival film — was asked about the status of the project, and Kinberg spoke positively, saying that it’s moving along onto the stage of adding a director.

“We are in the process of going out to directors and the hope is to attach a director and start prepping the movie this year,” Kinberg said, “It’s a megillah, humongous film and the prep will be a very long prep period so I would imagine even if we attached a director today it would take six, nine months to prep this movie properly. So at the earliest, we’d be shooting at the end of this year. We’d probably be shooting at the beginning of next year. Time will tell who the director is and then you or someone else will tell who the director is.”

Kinberg was also asked about the upcoming Battlestar Galactica reboot series that is set to appear on Peacock. While fans initially thought that there might not be a big connection between the two, Kinberg said that there is “synergy” between both, but that he can’t speak too much on it yet.

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“In terms of the situation with Sam and the show, I can’t say too much about it other than there is synergy between the two enterprises and constant communication between us,” Kinberg said. “We’ve become close and been having a really good time together and there will be, for lack of a better phrase and it’s an overused phrase, a shared universe.”

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