Fresh off the success of Bioshock Infinite, the creator of the Bioshock franchise, Ken Levine, has been taken on by Warner Bros to write the screenplay for a Logan’s Run remake. A remake for the 1976 sci-fi cult classic film has been long-awaited.
The film was based on the dystopian novel published in 1967 William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. In the year 2116, humankind now lives inside a dome-enclosed city in a post-apocalyptic world where the answer to population control is willful execution at the age of 21 – the maximum age a person can reach is 30. Anyone who tries to escape this is called a “runner”. And, of course, the story follows Logan 5, who is a 30 year old runner and is definitely exploring his options.
It’s been talked about for a while, this remake – even Bryan Singer tried his hand at it – but it seems that Warner Bros is looking for a different perspective on things. Levine will continue being involved with his video game related work while he pens the screenplay for Logan’s Run.
I think he’s a great choice; what he’s done with the Bioshock world is just awesome and perhaps that’s the kind of look the studio wants for this upcoming film. What do you guys think?