Jul 232015


There have been plans to remake Michael Anderson’s clever, entertaining cult sci-fi movie Logan’s Run [which also spawned a short-lived TV series], set in a future where anyone who reaches the age of 30 is killed to alleviate overpopulation,  for some time. I’m not surprised, considering that the themes of the Michael York/ Jenny Agutter starrer are probably even more relevant today, though you just know that the unique look and feel of the 1976 film will be partly drowned in a bucketload of CGI. However, the the project has already gone through quite a list of screenwriters and directors. In fact, a remake of Logan’s Run has been in developement at Warner Bros. since 1999. Directors Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwenke, James McTeigue and Joseph Kosinski have all been linked with it at various times, while writers Akiva Goldsman, Alex Garland, Will Beall and Christopher McQuarrie have all had a bash at a screenplay. At one point it seemed that Nicolas Winding Refn was going to make it, and that it would star Ryan Gosling, which actually got me excited about the remake, but even this plan fell through, Refn publically stating that he pulled out because he feared he wouldn’t have enough control of the material.

Anyway, last June it was reported that Bioshock creator Ken Levine had been hired to write another screenplay, and now THR informs us that producer Simon Kinberg [X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, Star Wars] is having a go at the seemingly cursed project. The plan is for him to write a treatment, and then co-producer Joel Silver will hire a screenwriter [presumably one who hasn’t already tried his hand at a Logan’s Run script] to write a full script. Kinberg is riding high at the moment so he certainly has the clout to make this happen. But don’t bet on it happening any time soon….



Dr Lenera

Dr LeneraI'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.


 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>