6/02/2016

'Logan's Run' Remake Is Back On With 'Colony' Showrunner


At the height of their bro-mantic powers, Drive and Only God Forgives duo Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling were set to reteam on a remake of Logan's Run. This followed years of attempts to redo the classic sci-fi film, and while the combination of Gosling and Refn was promising their version didn't go anywhere, either. The project never really went away, though, and now it takes a big step forward with a new writer coming aboard.

Ryan Condal, creator of the USA Network series Colony, has been brought on to write the screenplay. He's taking over from X-Men and Star Wars producer Simon Kinberg who was hired to write a draft last year. Condal will be charged with updating the 1967 novel penned by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, so it's not a redo of the 1976 movie starring Michael York. The story takes place in a future society in which people are executed upon reaching their 21st birthday. Those who flee are chased down by agents known as "Sandmen". 

There still needs to be a director for this one, but at least this is a step in the right direction. [Deadline]