Battlestar Could Be Knocked Out By Contract Tangles

Will Battlestar Galactica ever film its final episodes? Maybe not, says Ron Moore. Blame complicated contract wrangling: the studio wants to keep the show's actors on contract without paying them, under the "force majeure" clauses of their contracts. But because the show managed to film the required minimum of 13 episodes before halting production, their contracts may allow them to seek work elsewhere. Bottom line: when the show is ready to resume production, the actors may or may not be available. Says Moore: "I refuse to believe that we won't finish, that we won't be back to film our final stories, but I know and accept there is that possibility." [TVSquad]

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  • Also in danger of being scuppered by strikes: the Justice League and Wolverine movies. Both films are supposed to be filming in Australia, but a lack of studio space and Justice League's script problems may delay them. If both films aren't finished by this summer, the impending Screen Actors' Guild strike could wreck them. [Cinemablend]
  • David Hasselhoff is in talks to reprise the first role that made him infamous: that of Michael Knight, in the new Knight Rider backdoor pilot. He'd be starring opposite two soap opera actors: Deanna Russo and Justin Bruening. Bruening will play Knight's son, who never knew his father, much less realized he talked to his car. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Jennifer Garner will co-star alongside Ricky Gervais in This Side of the Truth. Gervais (The Office, Extras) co-wrote and will co-direct the film, about an alternate universe where everybody tells the truth all the time. Gervais plays a lowly clerk, who discovers how to lie and get everything he wants, including Garner. [Movie Blog @ UGO]