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In most instances I firmly believe remakes are a bad idea. At the very best, most are unnecessary. Still, I’m as on board as I can be for the long-gestating reboot of “Logan’s Run”. This is primarily due to director Nicholas Winding Refn’s involvement in the current incarnation. I openly admit that I’m enamored with the “Drive” director, and in my eyes, right now he can do no wrong. Add Ryan Gosling into that mix in the lead role, and I’ll watch anything you put in front of me.
It is now being reported that “Logan’s Run” has tagged in a new screenwriter, Adam Baldwin. Baldwin has a couple of films in the works, including “The Outsider”, a Yakuza movie, and “Red Asphalt” for Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”). It’s not entirely clear how much work Baldwin will do on the script—which has already seen work from Will Beall (“Gangster Squad”) and Alex Garland (“28 Days Later”)—if he is up for a complete tear down and reworking or a quick tune up.
“Logan’s Run” is a dystopian sci-fi story based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson that was first adapted for the big screen in 1976. In a world where age is strictly regulated citizens are executed the day they turn 21 (30 in the film version). Occasionally folks who don’t want to die try to escape their fate and make a break for it. These outlaws are unceremoniously hunted down. The plot revolves around Logan, a “Sandman” whose job it is to hunt these runners. I haven’t seen “In Time” yet, but from what I know of the story, it owes a great debt to “Logan’s Run”.
The “Logan’s Run” remake has had a list of big name directors attached to it—including Bryan Singer (“X-Men”) and James McTiegue (“V for Vendetta”)—and at one point Johnny Depp was slated to star in the Michael York role of Logan. But for the decade or so that this has been cooking, it looks like the Refn/Gosling duo is going to be the team that gets it done. They’re supposedly planning to film “Logan’s Run” directly after the pair finishes their modern Thai western, “Only God Forgives”.
Via : Heat Vision