Ah, it’s time for a Logan’s Run update…the story of the attempt to remake the cult classic based on the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, seems to have had a longer history than the lives of the inhabitants of the City of Domes.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that The Hunger Games screenwriter Peter Craig will take on the task. Logan’s Run was describe by director Simon Kinberg, still attached to the project, as “the granddaddy of Maze Runner and Hunger Games and so many of these books and movies now.”
Hopefully Craig comes up with a script that may actually get into production. He’s also working on an adaptation of S.T.A.G.S..
Given how long we’ve been reporting on the remake, which unlike other such projects has persisted over the years, I thought I’d go back through the archives and note how many times it came up…Sci-Fi Storm started in 2000, and the first reference we had to it was in 2003:
July 2003: First mention of Bryan Singer involved
May 2004: Singer confirmed to be directing and sharing writing duties, with Joel Silver producing.
2004-2005: Singer’s production pile keeps getting bigger, with Logan’s Run stuck near the bottom.
February 2006: Singer says he teamed with Christopher McQuarrie and they are finishing the script.
May 2006: Singer says he likely won’t direct.
August 2007: Joseph Kosinski attached to direct in place of Singer,
May 2010: Carl Rinsch named as director.
June 2010: Alex Garland in negotiations as writer.
November 2010: Carl Rinsch out as director, but strong script turned in by Garland.
February 2011: Ryan Gosling set to star with Nicholas Winding Refn directing. Will Beall at some point also works on the script.
November 2011: Yet another writer – Andrew Baldwin.
June 2013: Bioshock‘s Ken Levine takes over the script.
June 2015: Simon Kinberg now takes over script and joins as a producer.
June 2016: Colony co-creator Ryan Condal is next on the writer’s block. Kinberg still involved.
Fifteen years, but it’s always been Warner Bros. behind it, and I believe Joel Silver is still involved as well. Will the desire for young adult dystopian futures dry up before we see this? Or will we all be living in the City of Domes by then?