News of this broke on Friday apparently but I didn't hear about it today. IGN reports Universal Pictures is planning a Battlestar Galactica movie with no connection to the current Sci-Fi Channel series.
Instead of current creator Ronald D. Moore, the movie would be scripted and produced by the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica series creator, Glen A. Larson. Not only that but the film will be based on that original series and presumably will not feature any of the actors or plot threads from the reboot version. I have to say, I did not see this one coming.
Keep in mind, this is pure speculation as IGN says themselves, "A Universal spokesperson refused to comment on rumored projects before ultimately denying it; we were later able to confirm our scoop independently." That makes me vaguely skeptical and pretty blasé about the whole thing.
The current BSG's final episode hasn't even aired yet. I feel like if something like this were to be done, it should be done at least ten years down the road. Do we really need another BSG franchise at all? Who am I kidding, this is Hollywood, they felt the need to make a Dirty Dancing sequel. Muffit! Here boy!