A big screen remake of the 1976 film Logan’s Run has been in various stages of discussion and pre-production for years, most notably in the mid-2000s when X-Men director Bryan Singer was set to bring the project to life. Now Deadline reports that the film will indeed be made, with Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) behind the camera and Ryan Gosling in front of it. More details after the jump.
After Singer’s version fell through, director Carl Erik Rinsch – a protege of Ridley Scott who made a big splash with his short film The Gift and was once slated to direct the Alien prequel – was attached to direct the Logan’s Run remake, but he’s moved on to the Keanu Reeves vehicle 47 Ronin. Nicolas Winding Refn isn’t yet a household name, but the Danish director has some excellent movies on his resume: the Pusher trilogy is gritty and entertaining, and his upcoming movie Drive, starring Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for robberies, sounds imminently watchable.
Writer Alex Garland (Never Let Me Go, Sunshine, the upcoming Dredd) wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Logan’s Run, and though the director’s chair has seen its share of rotation in recent years, Garland’s script will apparently be the one Warner Bros. sticks with. Some may argue that we don’t need a new adaptation of Logan’s Run since Michael Bay practically told the same story back in 2004 with The Island; I used to be one of those people. But now that Refn and Gosling are attached, I’m definitely interested to see what this movie ends up evolving into.
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