After spending several years mired in the purgatory known as "turnaround," a remake of the 1976 sci-fi hit Logan's Run is back in the works over at Warner Bros., says The Hollywood Reporter.
A high-concept flick if there ever was one, Logan's Run depicted a futuristic society that barred its citizens from living beyond the age of 30, with folks who refused to be euthanized declared fugitives (aka "runners").
Various big-name directors were attached to the remake during its initial journey through development hell, including Robert Schwentke (Flightplan), James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns). Of the three, Singer came the closest to seeing it through, engaging in extensive pre-production before bailing to direct Superman.
Helming the newly-resurrected remake will be architect-turned-filmmaker Joseph Kosinski. Tim Sexton (Children of Men) is working on the script, which is said to adhere more closely to the novel than the original film. No word on how else the story will be updated, but Sexton might want to consider changing to maximum age to 40. It is, after all, the new 30. Posted 08.21.07 by reelz