Last month we heard the news that Ridley Scott’s protégé, Carl Erik Rinsch will direct the Logan’s Run remake. And now we’re hearing that the project is continuing to gather steam, with a screenwriter already being eyed.
Heat Vision Blog reports that Alex Garland is in negotiations to write the Logan’s Run remake. Garland has built a solid career for himself over the last decade, particularly when collaborating with director Danny Boyle on such films as The Beach in 2000, 28 Days Later in 2002 and Sunshine in 2007.
In case you’re not familiar with it, Logan’s Run takes place in a world where everyone is killed off when they reach 30 years of age. Those who try and evade their demise are known as “runners” and they are chased down by those known as “Sandmen.” The titular Logan is one of Sandmen who is forced to go on the run himself (see: Repo Men).
Most people will remember Logan’s Run from the 1976 movie starring Michael York and Farrah Fawcett, but it was originally a book written in 1967 by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
Supposedly the studio and producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are aiming to look back at the novel and not the film to make the new version. So technically this isn’t a remake (much in the same way as the Coen bros’ True Grit) but for most people that will probably be splitting hairs.
Logan’s Run is clearly a project WB is desperate to (re)make, although it’s taken over a decade to get to this stage. Directors such as Bryan Singer (who instead opted to do Superman Returns), James McTeigue (V For Vendetta), Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) and Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) have all been attached at various points over the years.
If Rinsch does end up directing along with Garland writing the script, I think they’re both well-suited to bringing a new Logan’s Run to the big-screen. Garland has experience with epic sci-fi from writing Sunshine, and even though Rinsch has only short films to his name (although he’s attached to a few upcoming projects, including 47 Ronin), it’s very encouraging that he almost directed the Alien prequel (before Ridley Scott took the reigns himself).
Do you reckon Garland is a good choice to write Logan’s Run? If not, who else would you like to see write the remake?
There’s no word yet on when we’ll see the Logan’s Run remake in theaters, but we’ll be sure to keep you apprised.
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Source: Heat Vision Blog