Joseph Kosinski to Direct Logan’s Run Movie Remake

It would appear that uber producer Joel Silver has found a replacement for the departed Bryan Singer, who was originally slated to write and helm a remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run”. Latino Review says the new candidate is commercial director Joseph Kosinski, whose recent credits include commercials for Halo 3 ‘Starry Night’, Gears of War, and Nike. The screenplay work will now go to Jayson Rothwell and Travis Beachman. The Singer-directed remake was supposed to star Leonardo DiCaprio, but now that Singer is out, it’s anybody’s guess if Leo is out too, or if he was ever in in the first place.

In the year 2274, after the world has been decimated by a holocaust, a new society is built and resides in a domed city. However, it is forbidden for humans to live beyond 30 and you are given two choices, either to go through a ritual called Carousel with the promise of being “renewed”, or go on the run and risk being hunted down by an elite police force known as Sandmen. Logan 5 is just such a man, and when he and his partner Francis 7 find and kill a runner, Logan takes an ankh symbol which identifies a person as a runner. When the computers of the city find out that Logan is in possession of the amulet, they order him to go undercover and find Sanctuary, the place where all the runners go to live out the rest of their lives. To ensure this, the computer adds four years to the time crystal on his palm to make it appear that he is on the verge of turning 30. Logan then meets up with Jessica 6, a member of the underground group that helps runners escape to Sanctuary. Logan then begins to run, but in the process realizes that there is much to live for and that he is just entering the prime of his life

The 1976 original starred Michael York and Jenny Agutter and was directed by Michael Anderson.

Scenes from the original “Logan’s Run”: