Ken Levine, creator of blockbuster videogame Bioshock, one of Game Informer‘s “Storytellers Of The Decade”, and creative director of Boston-based Irrational Games has been hired by Warner Bros. to write the screenplay for their remake of the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run.
The deal was reported by Hitfix yesterday. Levine‘s Bioshock is known for it’s dystopian atmosphere, and his talents at world-building in this genre should serve the film well. The 1970s original, based on the novel of the same name, concerns a seemingly utopian society in the 23rd century. The domed community the story takes place in is a perfect world–except for the small detail of having to report for voluntary euthanasia at the age of 30. Logan is a cop in this city who opts to run rather than turn himself in for execution (hence the title).
Logan’s Run is a classic example of pre-Star Wars sci-fi cinema–back when such films were nearly always heavy-handed agitprop pieces concerning societal woes of the 60s and 70s….Before Lucas reminded us that science fiction could be fun 🙂
How the 21st century is going to interpret the film’s message will be interesting to see….
Source: Cinema Blend