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Newsbites: The reboots and remakes edition!

Newsbites: The reboots and remakes edition! February 25, 2009

1. Battlestar Galactica has already been rebooted for TV. But now that the series is winding down — well, except for that upcoming prequel series Caprica — the studio is thinking of rebooting the franchise again, but this time for the big screen. And this time, they’ll be taking their cues from the original 1970s series, rather than the popular current version; original series creator Glen A. Larson is currently in talks to write the script. — IGN.com, Hollywood Reporter

2. The ironically-named production company Original Films is planning to make a “contemporary version” of Total Recall (1990) for Columbia Pictures. — Hollywood Reporter

3. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of a handful of people currently talking to Warner Brothers about rebooting The NeverEnding Story (1984-1994). — Hollywood Reporter (x2)

4. Borat co-writer Peter Baynham will write a new version of the Dudley Moore comedy Arthur (1981) as a starring vehicle for Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bedtime Stories). — Variety

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