“Battlestar Galactica” is going to have a prequel movie. No, not “The Plan,” this is going to feature a young William Adama. No no, not “Caprica,” we mean Bill Adama during the first Cylon war. Ok no, not “Razor” either. I know that had young Adama during the first Cylon war for a few minutes, but this is totally different. This is going to be a web series flashback. No! I know they had multiple webisode flashback series, but those were only like 20 minutes per series, this is going to be 90 minutes! Totally different.
Michael Taylor is set to produce the series, and he did co-produce about half of the Ron Moore run, so it’s not exactly in inexperienced hands. Interestingly, if you search on IMDB for Michael Taylor, you get 42 results, so the man might be the answer to life the universe and everything, at least in the context of the Battlestar universe.
So the basic idea is to show the experience of the first Cylon War from the point of view of young and inexperienced William Adama. Says Taylor: “And yet the movie isn’t confined to Galactica. Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the ‘Battlestar’ world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways. I would say I’m thinking as much of Afghanistan and Iraq—the reality of ‘Hurt Locker,’ Sebastian Junger’s ‘Restrepo,’ and similar movies—as I am about about the largely implied past of ‘Battlestar.’”
Christ, if Bryan Singer ever manages to get his version off the ground, they better release a spreadsheet or flowchart or we’re never going to keep all these versions straight.
“We’re not going to be shying away from R-rated blood and guts and sex. Because this is initially meant to air online, we pretty much have no restrictions in that department.” I will read that to mean that Bill Adama, unlike Lee Adama up above, will drop that towel.
The prequel will be called “Blood and Chrome,” which would also be a great name for a band, especially one that specialized in S&M with robots.
(source: Chicago Tribune)