A movie version of "Battlestar Galactica" is in the works.

So is it the more recent, realistic version, which starred Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell and dealt with real-life issues? Or is it the earlier version that totally ripped off "Star Wars," had robots for bad guys and was way more fun?

According to Variety.com, Universal producer Scott Bernstein and director of development Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project. The story will reportedly be a complete re-imagining of the concept.

Great. There go the funny-talking robots.

"Transcendence" writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay, Variety reported.

Television has taken three cracks at the "Galactica" TV series (including the brief "Galactica 1980"). The first ran from 1978 to 1979 and starred Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch. In 2003, a re-imagined "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries aired on Sci Fi Channel and the ensuing series ran for four years.

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