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Bryan Singer, born September 17, 1965, is a veteran director of several successful theatrical features, including the recent Superman Returns and X-Men.
Along with Tom DeSanto, Singer was asked to relaunch Battlestar Galactica as a TV series in 2001 by a joint deal with Studio USA and Fox Network. This continuation would have been substantially different from the one Ronald D. Moore and David Eick would go on to produce, and would have continued the Original Series.
Due to delays caused by the September 11, 2001 bombings in America, Singer was forced to leave his work on the project to direct X2: X-Men United. With the loss of Singer, Fox Networks pulled out of their deal with Studio USA (choosing to invest their interests in another project for a series called Firefly), and the continuation was ultimately abandoned.
USA Television formed a new creative team of Ronald D. Moore and David Eick to develop a fully-revised story concept of the series. This project was completed and resulted in the Battlestar Galactica miniseries pilot in late 2003, the basis for the Re-imagined Series that appears on the USA Networks-owned Sci Fi Channel.