Singer has been wanting to do a BSG movie for years, and with Excalibur not getting the go, BSG has been green lit.
Orloff, known for Anonymous, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and HBO’s Band of Brothers, is a self-confessed Star Wars and Star Trek fan, told HitFix that the new BSG movie will not conflict with the Ron Moore TV series.
"I'm a huge fan of the original series and of the second show, too. But I always thought the first show was a little too heavily reliant on 'Star Wars,' you know? Whereas I think the second show was really original and really cool. And I think I've come up with a way to write this movie that won't fuck any of that up. I'm not sure how much they want me to talk about it. Let's just say it's not what you expect. It will all work in the universe that exists. It will not conflict with anything Ron Moore has done. I don't think you can compete with what he's done."
While BSG has not yet gone into production, as Deadline notes having an A-List writer such as Orloff onboard is a good sign. Singer is currently working on Jack the Giant Killer.
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the tip.