De Luca, who considers himself a “huge Battlestar Galactica fanatic” and gravitates toward genre material, is the producer behind Syfy’s Childhood’s End miniseries and is currently in development on the feature adaptation of the popular first-person-shooter game Metro 2033. Under his Michael De Luca Productions banner, he’s earned three Oscar nominations for The Social Network, Captain Phillips, and Moneyball. His extensive credits also include Tropic Thunder, 21, Magnolia, American History X, and the Fifty Shades film franchise, which is in the midst of casting the second installment.
X-Men: Apocalypse helmer Bryan Singer is also on board as an executive producer of the reboot through his Bad Hat Harry banner. He’s been attached to direct for nearly a decade, but has not been confirmed to helm this latest iteration of the project. Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen penned the most recent draft of the script. Jay Polidorois overseeing for Universal Pictures.