Sunshine Writer Alex Garland Writing the Logan's Run Remake
One of my favorite sci-fi movies of the last few years is Sunshine, directed by Danny Boyle, and written by British writer Alex Garland. Garland also wrote the scripts for Boyle's The Beach and 28 Days Later, as well as the upcoming Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek, so he's quite a prominent writer. He's currently working on the Judge Dredd reboot/remake, but you can add another exciting project to his line up. Warner Bros has hired Garland (news via Heat Vision) to write the Logan's Run remake/reboot that Carl Rinsch will direct in his feature debut. Sounds like a truly great combination of talent behind this.
Garland won't be rebooting Michael Anderson's 1976 movie directly, instead he'll be working straight from William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's novel, first published in 1967. That means we can expect a fresh, new take on the story, which I can't wait to see, especially with Garland and Rinsch behind it. Logan's Run is set in a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a "runner" and is hunted by agents called Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run. We're not sure how soon this will be ready, but at least WB is continuing to push forward on the adaptation, and hiring a talented writer is a big step in the right direction. Stay tuned!