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….