Logan's Run Remake Gets a New Writer
11.02.11 by BJSprecher
Hopefully, the third time's the charm for producer Joel Silver's Logan's Run. The remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic has been in development for years and was originally written by Alex Garland. Bryan Singer took Garland's vision to pre-prodution before bouncing to make Superman Returns and then the production languished while looking for a new director — Joseph Kosinski, James McTeigue, and Carl Erik Rinsch were each attached to direct at various times, but all ended up dropping out. After Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) took the helm, Will Beall (Gangster Squad) was hired to write a new treatment, but he was unavailable to write a full script. Now, THR has reported that as-yet-unproduced screenwriter Andrew Baldwin has become the third writer hired to pen the remake.
The 1976 Logan's Run movie was written by David Zelag Goodman and directed by Michael Anderson. It starred Michael York as Logan 5, a "Sandman" in the 23rd Century who helps control overpopulation by tracking down those who "run" from the mandatory death sentence (30 in the movie; 21 in the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson that inspired the movie). Ryan Gosling, who is currently starring in Refn's Drive, has signed on to play Logan 5. No other cast members have been announced and the movie does not yet have a production start or release date.