“Life Day! Renew! Renew!” *cough* Sry, something in my throat, I mean reboot! Reboot! Logan’s Run was a pre-Star Wars film originally meant to be one of the first sci-fi trilogy films of it’s time. Adapted from the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, it depicts a dystopic ageist future society in which both population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by requiring the death of everyone reaching a particular age .With the first incarnation well over 30 years old it’s only fitting that the once formidable franchise takes part in it’s own carrousel.
Reboot talk has dated back as early as the mid- 1990’s. Back then it was to be produced by Joel Silver and to be written by and directed by Skip Woods. In 2004 Bryan Singer was brought in to develop and direct but got too caught up with the demands of X-Men and Superman Returns. In 2005 a new script by Christopher McQuarrie was written and Directors Robert Schwentke and James McTeigue were approached for the project, but neither ultimately signed on. In the time-line since, there have been even more writers and directors who have had their hands on the project. Ultimately leading to Carl Erik Rinsch who was hired to direct and screenwriter Alex Garland was brought on board to write the script. The latter currently remaining attached.
Canadian indie movie star Ryan Gosling is in talks to make the switch into a major movie role, possibly bringing along collaborator and indie director Nicolas Winding Refn. This remake may be a slim chance , but if these two individuals can unite and join script writer Alex Garland, who finished the script nearly a year ago, this shit might actually happen. Deadline reports:
Warner Bros is finalizing a deal with Ryan Gosling to reunite with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn on Logan’s Run, the remake of the 1976 futuristic drama about a man who tries to outrun a mandatory death sentence that awaits all 30-year old’s.
Ryan recently turned 30 years old which fits perfectly with the movie as people who turn 30 are subject to renew with carrousel or die.
Personally I liked this reboot the first time, when it was ‘The Island’. If that wasn’t a re-make of Logans Run, then I don’t know why they’d bother to do it again
Production on the newly rebooted Logan’s Run will start in the fall, after various failures since 1994.