Warner Bros. sets Logan’s Run remake with director Simon Kinberg
Warner Bros. Pictures has set up a remake of Logan’s Run with X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg and Hunger Games writer Peter Craig, according to Deadline. As speculated earlier, it appears that this version of Logan’s Run will feature a woman in the lead role.
There have been numerous attempts at remaking the classic film before, previously with BioShock creator Ken Levine penning a draft and before that with Ryan Gosling and his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn developing a take on the material. Other drafts of the film were written by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Tomb Raider), Will Beal (Gangster Squad), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). As recently as 2016, Colony writer and co-creator Ryan Condal (who just booked a writing gig for the Highlander remake) was on the project. At that time, Kinberg was on the project as a producer.
The 1976 original Logan’s Run starred Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett. It was based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The premise sees a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.
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