“Logan’s Run” has had a long, long history of trying to be remade in Hollywood. The script has been gone over by a number of talented hands (Alex Garland, Will Beall and Christopher McQuarrie) and more recently, landed in the promising hands of Nicolas Winding Refn. At one point his version would’ve starred Ryan Gosling and featured a score by Johnny Jewel, but it fell apart, partly because Refn wasn’t sure he would be able to put his imprint on the material. “When I pulled out of ‘Logan’s Run,’ it was the decision that if I was gonna make one of these mega-blockbusters, I would control the material,” he said in 2013. However, the dormant project has new life.
THR reports that Simon Kinberg, the producer behind the “X-Men” franchise and the various “Star Wars” properties (including one of the upcoming spinoffs), is taking a shot at “Logan’s Run.” He’ll get the ball rolling by writing the treatment and story, and then producer Joel Silver will bring in a screnwriter to bang out a finished script. So basically, this is starting from scratch all over again. But Kinberg does have the magic touch these days, so maybe he’ll be the one to get this one running.
So, we’ll see how this goes, but given the past history, I’m not betting it’ll be going at any considerable speed. Here’s the trailer for the original.