New Writer on 'Logan's Run'

Logans_RunTV_2According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER) is in talks to write a new screenplay to the LOGAN’S RUN update that Warner Brothers Pictures still seems keen to make, after a long time in development with a number of writers and potential directors.
The article suggests that the studio and producers Joel Silver (THE MATRIX) and Akiva Goldsman (BATMAN FOREVER) want the story to be truer to William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 novel Logan’s Run.
The 1976 film and 1977 -78 TV series from MGM concentrated on the more simplisitic “Fugitive” chase aspects of the dysutopian future world.

'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.