‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Back on Track at Warner Bros.

Logans Run Remake
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Warner Bros. is making another swing at “Logan’s Run” with Simon Kinberg on board to write a treatment for the remake of the sci-fi actioner.

Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver, who was based at Warners until three years ago. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool.”

Carl Rinsch was in talks in 2010 to direct “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros. with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. At that point, the project — focused on a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday — had been in development at Warners for more than a decade, with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue associated at various points as possible directors.

The 1976 original pic, released by MGM and based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, starred Michael York as a man who tries to outrun cops who kill everyone who reaches 30 to alleviate overpopulation. Michael Anderson directed with Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett co-starring.

Kinberg is repped by CAA and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. I think this is a good movie to remake. Would love to see an updated version. Though the description about it is a little off. Logan was not thirty yet but his crystal in his hand was tampered with to make people think he was 30 and running away.

  2. Gary Mcatear says:

    I am not too bothered about a movie remake, my favourite TV program as a kid was Logan’s Run the TV program. I wish they would bring that back, i had a bit of a crush on Heather Menzies who played Jessica 6.

  3. all the new ideas are stupid with too much DRAMA

  4. Cat says:

    I wish Hollywood would stop trying to remake everything and come up with an original idea.

  5. ladykatzz says:

    ummm (sandman/police)Logan forced/went under cover as a runner to find sanctuary, a place some people whom turn 30 try to run to instead off killing them selves in the ritualistic carousel in hopes to be reborn. Logan Learns while undercover that what HE was trained and raised to believe, has all been lies. ONE of my fav movies.. BTW there is nudity in this movie.

  6. Old Ben says:

    Logan, you renewed?

  7. Duder NME says:

    “The Renewal Games”, anyone? No one? That’s what I thought.

  8. speediejoe says:

    For the record, in the book, the age you were killed was 21.

    • Peter Miller says:

      yes a remake or Logan’s run is needed, but try not to over do it, i read some of the book knowing Logan had to leave the earth to get away from the Sandmen,
      yes in the book the age was 21, i was wondering how logan and Jessica have british accents?

  9. Losers says:

    Seems Hollywood needs to be sent to Carousel.

  10. M. says:

    Skip the rap soundtrack and tenn angst and it just might be a modern classic. The original was fantastic. The TV show was a dud but hilarious viewed nowadays – pure camp.

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