Director Bryan Singer was set to direct a remake of the 1981 Knights of the Round Table adventure Excalibur, although that project was killed back in June when Warner Bros. acquired Arthur & Lancelot. Bryan Singer recently revealed that Excalibur's death meant he can now focus more on Battlestar Galactica for Universal Pictures. Take a look at what the filmmaker had to say below.
Battlestar Galactica reboot moving forward says Bryan Singer
"Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen. I was really enthused to do it. I'm a fan of John Boorman's movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack the Giant Killer was completed. The project was with Warner Bros. and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated. But, when that happened, it allowed me to go straight into developing Battlestar Galactica - which I think will be really exciting."
We haven't heard anything on Battlestar Galactica since it was confirmed in August 2009 that Bryan Singer will produce and direct. It isn't clear how far into development Battlestar Galactica is, or when it may start filming.
Bryan Singer's Excalibur is not to be confused with Guy Ritchie's Excalibur, which was also shut down after Arthur & Lancelot was picked up by Warner Bros.