logan’s run remake

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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…)

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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: