Sci-Fi Classic LOGAN’S RUN Sets Up Potential Female-Driven Remake At Warner Bros.
Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling delivery with Blade Runner 2049 is the precedent reportedly being set for Warner Bros.’s current push to revive 1976 sci-fi classic, Logan’s Run. Word from Deadline on Friday writes, The Town scribe Peter Craig is being eyed to pen the script for Fox’s noted X-Men film saga producer Simon Kinberg to direct.
Set in an idyllic 23rd century, actor Michael York starred as Logan 5, a Sandman embedded in an agency established to hunt down “Runners” against society’s established order of pleasureable life until death at thirty. When Logan is assigned to track down a secret safe haven for Runners, he learns his own life clock was pushed forward by four years, forcing him to become a runner himself.
David Zelag Goodman adapted the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson for director Michael Anderson. The film eventually landed a short-lived television series prior to Hollywood stirring remake efforts in the 1990s and onward.
The report also notes the film could see a female lead which would amply service Craig having written The Hunger Games and both Mockingjay installments thereafter. Kinberg’s own directorial debut lands this November for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.