Sad news to report today: Ryan Gosling has had to cancel his third collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn as he has now officially quit Logan’s Run. Variety’s Justin Kroll yesterday Tweeted:
“Rough news for those LOGAN’S RUN fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project,”
This has also been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, yet before fans begin to worry about the partnership between Gosling and Refn, it is very likely that the reasons are scheduling conflicts and not personal. In fact, it was just a short while ago that Refn offered support and advise to Gosling on his directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster.
While the pair made the excellent Drive together, and the no doubt equally brilliant and violent, Only God Forgives, it would seem that Logan’s Run has sadly conflicted the duo’s already busy schedules. Some reports are saying that Warner Brothers (who will be releasing Logan’s Run) may be a little nervous at Gosling opening his first bi sci-fi film with them, but I believe the following scheduling conflicts are the reason for why Gosling has left.
Firstly, Gosling is expected to begin production on his directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster in the Spring of next year. This directly interferes with Refn’s Logan’s Run which he is fine tuning for Warner Brothers in December, and is expecting to begin production early next year. With Logan’s Run being on the cards for some time now, it is believed that Warners want to get this film moving quick, and that would interfere with Gosling’s directorial debut. Scheduling conflicts happen all the time, they are annoying, but these things happen.
While there has been no official statement yet from Gosling, I would expect the pair to be working again in the near future.
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