Although there have been a lot of back and forth reports on the subject of Battlestar Galactica’s fourth season, producer Ronald D. Moore has finally confirmed that it will indeed be the last one. Of course, this means he is already turning his attention towards other projects, and coming off a critically acclaimed show like Battlestar you know he’s going to be in high demand. In a recent interview with Collider, Moore talked briefly about the fact that he’s writing Universal’s remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing, and revealed that he is also penning the script for an I, Robot sequel.
I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed with the original I, Robot; coming from a guy liked Alex Proyas and based on such a great collection of Isaac Asimov stories, it could have been so much more. As it is, I don’t remember much about the film except that Will Smith wore Converse shoes. Did I mention that I hated the robot designs? I think Ronald D. Moore could potentially continue this franchise in a way that is deeper and more faithful to the source material. Based on his work with Battlestar, I am pretty intrigued to see where it goes, unfortunately Moore is sworn to secrecy and was unable to reveal any more details. We don’t know if it’s a direct to video sequel, if Will Smith will reprise his role, or who might direct at this point, but it’s definitely something I’d like to see. He did say he’s assuming there will be a significant budget behind it however.