I'm really not sure this concept lends itself to a movie format. All you'd really get is the basic pilot episode plot done with a big budget. This is a story that's best explored over a multi-episode series format. For me, the 2004 re-imaging did it best (although the original was fantastic too).
“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot scribe Jay Basu has come on board to pen a script for a film reimagining of “Battlestar Galactica” for Universal Pictures.
The original 1978 series chronicled the adventures of space-faring vessel centuries in the future. At the end of a millennia-long conflict with a robotic race known as the Cylons, the last surviving warship, the Galactica, leads a convoy of hundreds of human vessels in search of a mythic planet called Earth.
The franchise is best known for the TV reboot from “Outlander” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” producer Ronald D. Moore. That reboot premiered fifteen years ago to much critical acclaim and remains one of the most lauded sci-fi TV series made.
Basu takes over from Lisa Joy who wrote an earlier draft of the script. Francis Lawrence (“Red Sparrow,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) will helm the new film while Dylan Clark will produce.