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Ryan Gosling's Logan's Run Remake Taps New Screenwriter

Drive collaborators Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn have tapped a new screenwriter to unlock their planned remake of the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run.

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, The Hollywood Reporter reports. As previously noted, Gosling would play the part originated by Michael York in the first film, which – derived from William Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 novel – follow a futuristic society where individuals are killed when they reach the age of 30. Gosling’s character is a Sandman, one of those tapped with tracking down Runners who don’t want to die. Then, of course, he becomes a Runner, himself.

If you just caught Justin Timberlake’s In Time over the weekend and thought it was original, now you know it isn’t. (Rent Blade Runner, as well.) And now, of course, we’re edging closer to a realized remake of the ’76 film. This has been in development for some time, with filmmakers Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) and James McTiegue (V for Vendetta) working on it at different stages.

Refn and Gosling apparently plan on diving into Run after the director’s Only God Forgives, which is in pre-production. It’s the latest in a string of collaborations, delivering on the promise made by actor and director to try and become the De Niro-Scorsese of this generation. And if that doesn’t get your pulse racing, nothing will.

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