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Alex Garland knows a thing or two about writing desperate sci-fi tales — he wrote Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine”, and before that, wrote Boyle’s “28 Days Later”. His latest is tackling Warner Bros. remake of “Logan’s Run”, which is also currently in talks with commercial director Carl Rinsch to direct.
The 1976 original is set in a futuristic domed city, where the occupants voluntarily give up their life after reaching a certain age in order to maintain the city’s status quo. The film starred Michael York as a Sandman, one of many enforcers whose job was to capture “runners”, citizens who refused to make the sacrifice. Problems arise when the Sandman, Logan, goes on the run himself.
Alex Garland’s most recent gig was on Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go”, which he adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel.