Because Hollywood likes nothing better than raping its own film vaults for movie ideas, we are a step closer to seeing a remake of Logan’s Run. Actually, this remake has been off and on for years now, with directors being attached to and then detached from the project.
Now director Carl Erik Rinsch is on board. Rinsch is also helming the remake of “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” so it could be interesting to see how he handles remakes of both 1950s horror and 1970s sci-fi.
The original Logan’s Run, based on a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, was released in 1976 and takes place in the future–2274, to be precise. At some point before the movie, there was a terrible disaster that forced the survivors of mankind to kick it biodome-style in Washington, D.C. In a clear case of taking the old adage, “Never trust anyone over 30,” the law states that when you turn 30, you get capped. And to keep you from lying about your age, at birth everyone is implanted with a little jewel-like nub in their palms. The Lifeclock, as it’s called, changes color as the person ages.
Those who don’t want to willingly take a dirt nap are called Runners, who are hunted down and terminated by the Sandmen. Logan is one of them. Anyhow, it’s a real uplifting flick.
Who knows if this will actually make it to the screen this time?