Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore is gearing up to write both a sequel to I, Robot and a remake of The Thing. According to Variety, Moore will be doing these projects as part of a new deal he has signed with Universal Media Studios.

The contract has him continuing his work on Battlestar Galactica until that show wraps early next year. He will simultaneously begin development of his other projects for a 2008 start date.

Universal Media Studios president Katherine Pope stated, "Even when I was talking to Ben (Silverman) about taking this job, this was one of the deals we were already discussing. Ron is one of those people who comes along very, very rarely, who knows how to create shows that are form-breakers."

She continued, stating, "To me, Battlestar Galactica is an operatic political soap opera before it's sci-fi. It's rooted in character and grounded in political and social worlds. I don't think of it as a genre show."

About the new deal, Moore said, "As a writer, you want to stretch different muscles. I want to push myself to do different things. It sort of depends on what it is. My first instinct is to do something new and of my own (creation). But I'm not averse to doing a new spin on something else. I will be as curious as you to see what my next project is."

After his current projects are wrapped, Moore says he might do a comedy as a follow up.