Battlestar Galactica fans will be familiar with this quote “All this has happened before and it will all happen again.” Well, it will all happen again. NBCUniversal announced today that it has hired Sam Esmail, the Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominated creator of the Mr. Robot and Homecoming, to make the Battlestar Galactica reboot for the new Peacock streaming platform, which begins operations on April 2020. Esmail will be the executive producer of the series with Chad Hamilton, a member of his Esmail Corp. companies. NBCUniversal has not revealed any other details about this new series. The news comes on the anniversary of the release of the original Battlestar Galactica series.
The original Battlestar Galactica debuted in 1978, from creator Glen A. Larson. The series starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict and went one season before it was canceled. In the 1980s, fans managed to get the series updated for another 10 episodes of the 1980 Galactica series.
Battlestar Galactica was accompanied by the Twelve Colonies of Humanity and their protracted war against the robotic race known as the Cylons. When the Cylons ended the war with a secret attack that destroyed the colonial planets, the last remaining capital warship, Battlestar Galactica, was forced to lead what was left of humanity in the search for the lost Thirteenth Colony, Earth.
That short-lived series has been rebooted for new generations by Star Trek screenwriter Ronald D. Moore in 2003. Moore wrote and produced a two-part mini-series for SyFy. The mini-series served as a pilot that proved successful enough for SyFy to launch the series in 2004. That series has gone on for four seasons and is still one of the most successful SyFy original series in history. The stars of the series were Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, and Grace Park. The series resulted in a one-season spin-off prequel series Caprica and a web series called Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, which was later made into a TV movie.
There is no mention of how this upcoming reboot series will affect the Battlestar Galactica movie under development from director Francis Lawrence. In December 2018, the film hired a new screenwriter. There has been no new news since.
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It was almost confirmed after Sigourney Weaver mentioned that she would not be the only original cast member to return for this Ghostbusters sequel coming to us in 2020, but now Dan Aykroyd (Ray) and Ernie Hudson (Winston) have it and officially confirmed.
Aykroyd confirmed his involvement in the movie at the Joe Rogan Experience, while Hudson confirmed that he is currently making the movie in a personal message to the fan - in full uniform.
We can assume and hope that Bill Murray will also return as Peter Venkman, but this has not yet been officially confirmed. During his interview, Aykroyd mentioned that they were "hoping" that Murray would join them, and director Jason Reitman confirmed that the legendary actor had at least read the script.
Reitman is the son of the original Ghostbusters director John Reitman. Earlier this month, Reitman said he was making this movie for fans and to pay tribute to his father.
Ghostbusters 2020 will also star Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace as the central family of the story, with Paul Rudd alongside them. This sequel comes July 10, 2020.
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Warner Bros. has released the full-length and also the final trailer for Doctor Sleep, a film adaptation of King's 2013 novel of the same name. The writer and director of the movie are Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House). We had the first teaser trailer for the movie in early June, but this one is even more creepy and exciting with a decent amount of unprecedented footage. And yes, the twins are back!
Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying visit to the Overlook Hotel in Radiance. Still traumatized and irreversibly traumatized by the creepy events in Overlock, the adult Torrance was asked to find something that resembled a peace. But this peace is disturbed when he meets a young girl, Abra Stone, who also possesses the "gift" of radiance. Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, she will seek him for help with the ruthless Rose and the followers of the cult of The True Knot, who feed on radiating innocents in their pursuit of immortality. Forming an unexpected alliance, Dan and Abra begin a brutal fight with Rose ...
The lead roles are interpreted by Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe. Trevor Macy and Jon Berg are the producers of the film and Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman, and Kevin McCormick are the executive producers.
Doctor Sleep hits theaters on November 8th.
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