Ron Moore’s 17th Precinct is “Bigger Than Ben Hur” Says Director
Battlestar Galactica mini-series helmer will be calling the shots on the pilot of Ron Moore’s new supernatural series
The director of Battlestar Galactica’s mini series (and Queen Of The Damned, but we’ll let that slide), Michael Rymer, is directing the pilot for BSG producer Ron Moore’s next project, the supernatural show 17th Precinct.
“It’s for NBC and we’re in the process of casting it right now,” Rymer told Coming Soon at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “It’s bigger than Ben Hur, very wild. It’s a procedural set in a world where science is replaced by magic.
“There’s a lot of FX work. I’m very excited because it’s going to be a real challenge to figure out how to explain why something is magical and not technological. There are some real challenges, but this is a very good script.”
Rymer has no plans to direct for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome but he considers his stint on Galactica a high point in his career.
“I was the pilot director and a producing director. I directed about 25 of the episodes over the course of the seasons. That was sort of the first time in my directing career where I went, ‘This is how it’s supposed to be. Everyone gets on, is respectful, collaborative.’ It just worked. Everybody fed off of everybody else in a very productive way.”