writer, Jack Paglen, has signed on to write the screenplay for Universal's Battlestar Galactica movie, according to Variety. The film will be a total reinvention of Battlestar Galactica, with no direct ties to the original 1978 televisions series or the 2003 re-imagined series. Glenn Larson, creator of Battlestar Galactica, will produce. There were rumors that Bryan Singer would direct the film a few years ago, but it seems nothing ever came of that. While vastly different stylistically, both Battlestar Galactica televisions series were about an ongoing war in space between humanity and the Cylons, a race of sentient robots that man created.