Bryan Singer will direct a big-screen 'Battlestar Galactica' movie, Christopher McQuarrie hired to pen the 'Wolverine' sequel, ABC greenlights a 'St. Elmo's Fire' TV series, and more of today's top movie headlines. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer has signed on to pilot a 'Battlestar Galactica' movie to the big screen for Universal. 'Galactica' originated as an ABC series in 1978 and most recently finished up a critically acclaimed run from 2004-09 on the Sci Fi Channel, but Uni insists that the film will be a "complete reimagination." [Variety]


'The Usual Suspects' and 'Valkyrie' scribe Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to write the sequel to 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.' Based on the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller comics series 'The Samurai,' the sequel will be set in Japan and focus on Logan's (Hugh Jackman) evolution into a samurai. [Variety]


'St. Elmo's Fire' is set to burn its way to a TV screen near you. ABC is developing a dramedy series based on the 1985 movie that starred Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham. Now set in contemporary times, the series will retain the Georgetown setting and premise of the film, introducing six new pals -- three boys and three girls -- adjusting to life after college. Hmm ... sounds a bit like 'Friends.' [The Hollywood Reporter]


Gordon Gekko has got himself a daughter. Carey Mulligan is set to play the spawn of Michael Douglas' iconic character, as well as the love interest to Shia LaBeouf, in 'Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,' Oliver Stone's sequel to the 1987 film. Frank Langella also stars, and Josh Brolin is in talks to join. [The Hollywood Reporter]


The Toronto Film Festival has added 19 more titles to its Gala and Special Presentations lineups for 2009. Among them are the Natalie Portman drama 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,' the George Clooney comedy 'The Men Who Stare at Goats' and the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road.' [IndieWire]


Will Quentin Tarantino's next cinematic adventure be a British spy movie? The 'Inglorious Basterds' filmmaker is keen to do a movie based on a trio of Len Deighton Cold War spy novels: 'Berlin Game,' 'Mexico Set' and 'London Match.' And he'd like Kate Winslet, Simon Pegg, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Caine to star. [Yahoo UK]


Jason Patric will play the villain in Warner Bros. comics-based flick 'The Losers.' He'll portray a rogue CIA agent who sets out to kill the title characters, a black ops team comprised of Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba. [Variety]


'Tin Cup' writer-director Ron Shelton is hitting the links again to direct the golf comedy 'Q School.' The film, which he co-wrote with John Norville, follows a group of pro hopefuls as they do battle in an annual qualifying tournament for a spot on the PGA tour. Tim Allen and Dennis Quaid are in talks to star. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Director Alex Jones has been tapped to drive a biopic about the life of visionary car designer John DeLorean (aka the guy who came up with the car Marty drove in 'Back to the Future') to the big screen. The film will center on the auto-industry titan's fall from grace after being caught in an FBI drug trafficking sting. [Variety]
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