'Logan's Run' Remake Have Legs?
According to The Hollywood Reporter
Warner Brother’s LOGAN’S RUN remake may be back up on it’s feet, with yet another director in talks to take on the project, long mired in ‘Development Hell’.
Carl Rinch, known mainly for commercials and the short futuristic film THE GIFT (watch at left) for Philips Electronics, had previously been up for the ALIEN Prequel — before producer Ridley Scott decided to direct it himself.
Apparently, Joel Silver (PREDATOR) and Akiva Goldsman (I AM LEGEND) remain in place as producers, though the piece suggests a new script will be commisioned.
In recent years, figures such as Byran Singer (SUPERMAN RETURNS), James McTeigue (1st A.D., THE MATRIX Trilogy) and Joseph Kosinski (TRON: LEGACY) have been in line to helm the film, but nothing ever came to fruition.
Logan’s Run began as a 1967 SF novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. It was made into a visually impressive, if not critically well-recieved film in 1976 by MGM.
The next year, it was spun off into a short-lived (14 episodes) CBS Televsion series, hoping to tap into some of the sci-fi interest generated by STAR WARS. Despite it’s low budget, it’s fondly remembered by some SF fans.
In both the movie and the series, people reached their “Lastday” at 30. In the book, citizens were terminated at 21. This caused those not willing to die to become ‘Runners’, pursued by ‘Sandmen’, a police force that will put them to sleep for good.
The book had two print follow-up novels by Nolan, Logan’s World and Logan’s Search. There’s also an e-novellette Logan’s Return.
There are a number of differences between the novel and the previous screen versions, some of which a remake could exploit to its advantage.