The more I write about Warner Brothers planned Logan’s Run film, the more I am starting to believe producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman insistence that this film will be more an adaption of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s original 1967 novel rather than a straight up remake of the 1976 film version. I’ve got not real solid reason for believing what they say, so maybe it’s more of a hope. I read the original book years ago and was struck by the differences between it and it’s cinematic equivalent. I’m not saying it’s better, just different and with plenty of untapped material for a writer to incorporate into new film version.
That’s the assignment 28 Days Later scripter Alex Garland has in front of him. The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the writer is in final negotiations to adapt the book for Warners and director Carl Rinsch. Garland also has Sunshine and The Beach to his credit.
The studio has been developing the remake for several years now, going through a couple of writers and directors already. Will this be the magic combination to get the film in to production?