‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Moves Ahead With ‘Colony’ Showrunner Ryan Condal

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Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its reboot of “Logan’s Run,” tapping “Colony” co-creator/showrunner Ryan Condal to write a new script.
The move comes a year after “X-Men Apocalypse” co-writer Simon Kinberg came on to pen a treatment.
Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver and Greg Berlanti. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool,” while Berlanti has teamed with DC Comics COO Geoff Johns as the creative force behind the TV hits “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”
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 Schwentke and James McTeigue associated as possible directors at various points.
The 1976 original movie, released by MGM and based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, starred Michael York as a man trying to outrun cops killing everyone who reaches the age of 30 to alleviate overpopulation. Michael Anderson directed with Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett starring.
Condal is co-creator and executive producer of USA Network’s “Colony,” which is set to return for a second season in early 2017. He’s also rewriting the script with Carlton Cuse for “Rampage,” starring Dwayne Johnson.
Condal is repped by WME. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. pdking77 says:

    Remake of ‘Logan’s Run’? No. Just. No. That movie stunk forty years ago. So sick of reboots, remakes and sequels.

  2. Krissi says:

    A movie/TV series etched into the psyche of those over 45 yrs old. From playing Runner Sandman tag on the playground to cosplay at some of the earliest Scifi Conventions, this definetley needs a remake.

  3. Paully says:

    I wonder if a parody approach would be best here .. With early 1970’s vibe..

  4. EricJ says:

    This project dates ALL the way back–that’s a good fourteen years–to the days when we thought John McTiernan’s ’02 Rollerball remake was going to spark a “new trend” for classic 70’s sci-fi updates. (Along with Wesley Snipes and every other action-star wanting to be the new Yul Brynner in “Westworld”, which is why we’re getting the cable version.)
    When it…….didn’t, Bryan Singer kept saying he wanted to do the Logan remake anyway, and the rest of us didn’t really know -why-. (There was nothing “gay” about the original movie except for one throwaway scene, so why was he so stubbornly personal-attached to it after the trend had clearly died?)
    Looks like Singer had too much X on his plate, and passed the torch to his writer. A man and his dream.

    • Movie-Lover says:

      So, “gay” directors only want to direct “gay” movies? Tell that to Eisenstein, Cukor, Condon, Minnelli, Murnau, Schlesinger and all the others throughout the decades too numerous to cite here. Your logic is whacked…and patently homophobic.

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