Sunday, October 30, 2005

BSG Comic Update

It was reported a while ago that there's a Battlestar Galactica comic in the works, and we've finally gotten some news regarding that. A writer has been assigned to the project, named Greg Pak, best known for his movie, Robot Stories. Here's the article and press release regarding BSG:

Posted: July 19, 2005
While writer Greg Pak may have recently signed an exclusivity agreement with Marvel Comics, he's going to get one non-Marvel project in under his belt first. We spoke with Pak briefly to get some clarification on how this deal works with his new contract. First, as you might expect, Pak agreed to the "Battlestar Galactica" gig before the contract with Marvel was signed. Additionally, Pak has worked out a storyline for the first twelve issues of this new series.
Official Press Release

Runnemede, NJ, July 19, 2005 - Dynamic Forces Inc., the parent company of Dynamite Entertainment announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Product Group to produce comics based on the new SCI FI Channel Battlestar Galactica series. The comic series is tentatively scheduled to launch 4th Quarter 2005 with writer Greg Pak penning the ongoing series. " Greg [Pak] is a creator at the top of his game,” explained Dynamite Entertainment Spokesperson J. Allen. "Having read and reviewed his proposed first year's worth of stories, he has an in-depth understanding of what has made this new Battlestar such a success. A busy writer and movie maker, we are very lucky to have him on the BSG comic team." The creative look of the series will be based on the hit SCI FI show with details on the series artist, launch date and promotional efforts soon to follow. ABOUT GREG PAK: Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and director whose first feature film, Robot Stories, starring Tamlyn Tomita and Sab Shimono, played in 75 festivals, won 35 awards, screened theatrically across the country, and is now available on DVD from Kino International. Greg's feature screenplay Rio Chino won the Pipedream Screenwriting Award at the 2002 IFP Market and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship in 2003. Greg wrote the screenplay for the feature film MVP, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Greg is now writing Famous

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