Joel Silver has been trying to get Logan’s Run back on the big screen for the last 20 years. Silver and Warner Bros. have gone through 17 different writers, and Ryan Condal makes 18. The classic Sci-Fi tale from William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson has resurfaced every few years at Warner Bros. with a new writer tackling the script and casting/directing talk which soon faded back into the shadows of that storeroom where the government placed the Ark of the Covenant. The question is, will this time be any different? (more…)
The cinematic landscape has been littered with remakes and reboots almost since the first moving pictures were shown commercially. But lately we have been getting new versions of classic pictures that are still very much in the public consciousness such as Total Recall (2012) and this year’s Point Break. That neither of these was either wanted or well received seems to be beyond the point. And the recent trend for basically effectively remaking an original film with some of the older characters still present also seems to also be gaining traction, although efforts such as Creed (Rocky all over again) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (it’s the same story!) are at least excellent viewing. (more…)
There’s been some renewed interest in rebooting Logan’s Run, the 1976 Sci-Fi flick based on William Nolan and George Clayton Johnson‘s 1967 novel of a dystopian society that capped age limits to 21. Simon Kinberg is the current driving force behind this latest attempt to bring Logan’s Run back to the big screen. Kinberg recently made some comments about the reboot that worked the Internet rounds and eventually found their way to William Nolan’s Facebook page. Actually, fans were posting it to William’s page just as soon as it started and Nolan had some interesting things to say about it, and all the other attempts to reboot Logan’s Run. (more…)
There are some movies that should just never be remade or rebooted. Each individual has their own opinion concerning which old movie properties are sacred and which ones could do with a modern treatment. But one movie that I think most will agree should be left in its classic incarnation with no updates is Logan’s Run. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first movie graced the big screen and sure the FX might not hold up, but… why? Unfortunately, our questions have no answers, as Simon Kinberg is once again moving forward with the reboot project. Scroll on for all the depressing details. (more…)
Well, it’s not something that many people want to happen, but Hollywood, in its mad frenzy to recycle absolutely everything, was looking to put out a remake of the sci-fi classic, Logan’s Run. But now it seems as if the whole thing is in the toilet. Whether this is a change for the better or not, however, depends on your point of view. This version would have been put together by the amazing director Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Drive), but he has now dropped out.
In an interview with Twitchfilm, Refn had this to say about the demise of the remake:
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
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?
Producer Joel Silver has been spending the last several years of his career pushing for a remake to 1976’s Logan’s Run, in which everyone lives in a hedonistic society where you live till the age of 30. Bryan Singer , Carl Erik Rinsch and James McTeigue were names pegged to direct, but all three bailed. Bronson and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was eventually secured. He brought with him Drive star Ryan Gosling to play Logan 5, the “Sandman” turned runner in the 23rd century.
Now there is a new writer on the film: Andrew Baldwin
Baldwin, who gained notoriety with 2008’s Black List (the top film screenplays that went un-produced) with The West is Dead and wrote the still-unproduced Red Asphalt for Lionsgate, has been hired to pen a new draft of the script. Veteran writer Alex Garland had originally completed a draft of Logan’s Run and Will Beall worked on a rewrite shortly after Refn became part of the project, but obviously the script must not have been up to snuff with Baldwin being brought in.
Andrew will have plenty of time to develop this new draft since Refn is busy with his next upcoming project, the Thailand-set Only God Forgives, which Gosling also stars.
The Hollywood Reporter has stated there is no clear date on just when Logan’s Run will begin production, but Refn has expressed interest in moving forward as soon as next spring.
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. I can see this being an exception to anti-reboot movement. Especially with Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling attached.
Via: Slash Film
Justin Timberlake’s “In Time” trailer sets up a tense drama set in a nightmarish future. A future where no one ages past 25. After 25, each days time is a currency that keeps them alive. Earn enough and live another day, earn too little and watch your timer hit 0000000 and die. Earn enough and you could live forever.
It’s Logan’s run on crack. Justin Timberlake is making that move reminiscent of Wil Smith in the 80’s and 90’s. From Music Star to Movie Star, Justin is making all the right moves to position himself as a serious player in Hollywood. It’s just about time for him to start taking on more serious roles that might garner Academy Award attention.
What do you think?
“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.