Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Logan's Run Remake Gets a New Writer

Fans of Ryan Gosling (I'm one) will be happy to know that the much talked about remake of Logans Run seems to be one step closer to reality.There was a lot of talk about it this summer when Gosling was everywhere promoting his three films, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Drive and Ides of March. Gosling was clearly excited to have signed on to do Logan's Run with Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn but when asked about Logan's Run was a bit vague. He said the studio was giving them lots of time to prepare the project and that they were currently trying to decide what their Logan's Run world would look like. It looks like Warner Bros. has decided to give them some help bringing that imagined world into being and has brought in a new screenwriter to do
just that.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Andrew Baldwin has come aboard to tackle the new Warner Bros. version of the classic sci-fi tale for director Nicolas Winding Refn, star Ryan Gosling and producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman
Logan’s Run, set in a utopian, post-apocolyptic society in which people must be put to death when they reach age 30 (21 in the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson), was a hit in 1976 starring Michael York. The remake has been in development for more than a decade with filmmakers as diverse as Bryan Singer (X-Men), James McTiegue (V for Vendetta) and Carl Erik Rinsch (the upcoming 47 Ronin) all developing different takes on the material. 
Refn and Gosling, riding high on the critical response to the atmospheric thriller Drive, came aboard the project earlier this year. Alex Garland (28 Days Later) delivered a script, and Will Beall (Gangster Squad) wrote a treatment but was unavailable to write the screenplay.  
Baldwin recently set up the period Yakuza script The Outsider at Warner Bros. with Art and John Linson’s Linson Entertainment producing. Before that, he wrote Red Asphalt for Wanted director Timur Bekmembatov at Lionsgate, after breaking onto the scene with his Black List script The West is Dead."
Still unsure when the script will be ready, when production will actually begin, and when the film will be released. 2015 anybody?

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