BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The Logan's Run remake is still alive in Hollywood, and even better - it looks like it'll have more than one shot at latching on to audiences worldwide. Could the franchise approach benefit the 1970's sci-fi classic? Judge for yourself, after the jump.
A Logan's Run remake has been in the works for well over a decade, and though it has stalled time and time again, the brewing project has just taken a big step forward.
IWarner Bros. has been trying to get Logan's Run off the ground for quite some time now, and a new report claims that the studio is completely retooling the script to make it work better for a modern audience. And that means they’re trying to work in a female lead.
In retrospect, it seems crazy that we ever believed in the Logan's Run remake with Nicolas Winding Refn directing and Ryan Gosling starring. Yes, the two were definitely attached, back when Drive still hadn't opened and seemed more like a heist thriller than the mood piece it really was, and they remained attached even as they moved on to make Only God Forgives instead. Gosling finally dropped the project last fall
Logan’s Run starred Michael York as the titular hero, who lives in a seemingly perfect society…as long as your under the age of 30. Set in the 23rd century within a domed city, Logan’s life as a cop is flush with thrills, as this society happily caters to the whims of its people. But when a resident hits 30 they are to be slaughtered, and if they refuse are deemed a criminal or “runner.” It’s Logan’s job to catch these would-be escapees—until he turns 30 and becomes one of them.
After bonding hard on the stylish neo-noir film Drive, Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn seemed all set to revive their bromance on not one but two more movies, with plans to make both the Thai-boxing thriller Only God Forgives and the big studio remake of Logan's Run, which was set up at Warner Bros. But with Only God Forgives almost completed
Andrew Baldwin, an up-and-coming scribe whose credits include the Black List project The West is Dead, has been hired to reshape the current take on the 1976 classic. Gosling would play the part solidified by Michael York in the original, which follows a futuristic society where individuals are killed when they reach the age of 30
Johnny Jewel actually composed his own score for Drive that ended up not being used, but he will be releasing as a project called "Symmetry" through an independent record label. If you want to be truly excited about this team up between Jewel and Winding Refn, I highly recommend going to see Drive this Friday.
Now that Refn and Gosling are on board things actually seem to be moving forward-- production is set to start in the fall, probably not long after Drive opens on September 16
It didn’t take long for Ridley Scott to push Rinsch off of Alien for the chance to direct it himself, and now, THR is reporting that he’s no longer involved with Logan’s Run
Garland will be starting from the original novel released in 1967 rather than referencing the more widely recognized film from 1976. According to THR, the novel had a much more expanded world
Once again, here's news about a film being in 3D that you probably already expected to be anyway. This time it's Logan's Run, the remake of the 70s sci-fi classic
The piece of work that got Rinsch all this attention-- aside from his associations with Ridley Scott, of course-- was the short film/commercial called "The Gift," a sci-fi tinged piece that you can watch