Ken Levine, creator of the popular Bioshock video game franchise has been hired by Warner Brothers to take a whack at their long-in-development adaptation of the classic science-fiction novel Logan’s Run. Deadline is reporting that the writer is crossing over from the video game realm to feature films as he has long been a Logan’s Run fan.
Levine now becomes the 13th writer in the last ten years or so to try and crack the novel and get a film into production. Those who have gone before include Will Beall, Skip Woods, Bryan Singer, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty, Christopher McQuarrie, Travis Beacham and Joseph Kosinski. Does Levine have what it takes to deliver a screenplay encapsulating the story of a dystopian future where as a form of population control people are put to death at the age of 21? This shouldn’t be an impossible task, as the first book in writers William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s trilogy was adapted into a cult classic film in 1976. I think the bigger question is how much longer will Warner Brothers will continue to throw development money at the project.