The original Marty McFly Eric Stoltz has, according to The Hollywood Reporter, been snapped up to star in the pilot for the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.
Stoltz will play Daniel Graystone, a rich and powerful computer engineer who is responsible for creating the Cylons. Overcome with grief after the death of his daughter Zoe, Daniel builds a robotic version of her and thus inadvertently creates the first Cylon, changing the face of Caprica forever.
Paula Malcomson (Deadwood/Lost) is set to play Daniel’s wife Amanda and Esai Morales (NYPD Blue/Jericho) is signed on to play Joseph Adama, father of the future Battlestar commander William Adama. Remi Aubuchon is writing the script and developing the show in conjunction with BSG executive producers Ronald D Moore and David Eick.