A new science fiction trilogy is in the works at Tom Cruise‘s recently reestablished United Artists. The studio has signed a deal with “Battlestar Galactica” co-creator and writer/producer Ronald D. Moore, who will create and write a completely new sci-fi trilogy. Unfortunately story details have not been announced, but this is still a great announcement for any “Battlestar Galactica” fans or sci-fi fans in general – Moore is currently one of the most impressive creative writers working in the genre at the moment. Moore is one hell of sci-fi guru and it’s certainly exciting to hear he’s got this new big screen trilogy in the works.If you’re not familiar with Ronald D. Moore, you definitely should be. Not only is he one of “Battlestar Galactica’s” creators, writers, and producers, but he also worked on Mission: Impossible II, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Generations. And here’s the best part for big sci-fi geeks like me, Moore was also a writer and producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation“. UA’s partner Paula Wagner explains Moore’s influence: “Over the last decade Ron has emerged as the foremost sci-fi, fantasy creator, writer in the industry and working with him to bring his creative talents to the big screen is a great partnership for our studio.”
What a great year for Star Trek geeks! Not only do we have J.J. Abrams making Star Trek, but now we’ve got one of the big “Next Generation” writers bringing us a new sci-fi trilogy? What a glorious day! Is sci-fi on the rise again in Hollywood? I really just hope this doesn’t go the way of Stargate. That was originally supposed to be a trilogy but after one movie the remaining two were never made and it went on to become a TV show of its own.