Bryan Singer ponders Starbuck's sex in Battlestar Galactica movie

Screenwriter John Orloff plans “radical take”

With Excalibur canned, we know that Bryan Singer's next project after Jack The Giant Killer will be a big screen version of Battlestar Galactica . What we don't know for sure is what his Galactica movie will use as its influence.

Will it lean towards the original 1970s TV show - as Singer has previously suggested - or channel the gritty drama of the updated, more recent television outing?

An interview with screenwriter John Orloff ( Anonymous ) hasn't shed much light on that decision.

“I have a pretty radical take,” Orloff told The Los Angeles Times , before adding. “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna frak it up.”

The other big question is whether Starbuck should be played by a male (think Dirk Benedict in the original Glen A. Larson TV show) or a female (Katie Sackoff in the update)?

SFX magazine popped this burning question to Singer, who says the jury is still out.

“Right now I haven’t made my mind up on that. But whatever way we go, I’m sure it will be complementary to the whole Battlestar Galactica mythology,” he dodged.