DreamWorks is making moves on the feature film Starbuck. Sadly, this isn’t a Battlestar Galactica spinoff starring the very kick-ass Katee Sackhoff, as the studio is instead planning a remake of the 2011 French-Canadian film of the same name. The comedy centers on a middle-aged man who finds out that he fathered 533 children via sperm donation. His life is turned upside down when a few hundred of the donor babies “express an irrepressible need to meet their father.” In a strange decision, DreamWorks has set the original co-writer and director Ken Scott to write and direct the remake. Hit the jump for more, including the trailer for the original film.
Per Variety, DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider remarked that the studio was charmed by Scott’s original film and “saw the potential for a commercial remake with universal appeal.” They’ve put the film on the fast track towards a production start date later this year, and casting is apparently already underway. I would think it’d be strange to remake your own film (especially a comedy) barely a year after the original came out, but it seems like Scott is up to the task. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the original.