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!
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
I'm not keen on remakes but with Garland involved I would definitely keep an open mind
napoleonblownapart on Jun 17, 2010
This should be epic, looking forward ot this and the Judge Dredd film as well, Garland is genius..hopefully it willbe an solid as the original Logan's Run....story /scripting should be good and not just CGI/3D fluff like 'Fern Gully' (aka Avatar) lets put some brains back into Sci Fi and Fantasy......also as a JD fan cant wait to see how this takes off.....
ConnachtFan on Jun 17, 2010
Logan's Run is one of my favorites, It'll be interesting to see what I assume will be a more serious movie (since the original is pretty campy). Rinsch seems like the real deal, so this could be awesome. Renew! RENEW!
Paul on Jun 17, 2010
Lincoln on Jun 17, 2010
The guy who wrote Sunshine, eh? Well I guess this new Logan's Run remake is going to turn into a slasher film in it's third act.
Glass on Jun 17, 2010
Sunshine was a pretty good flick, I liked 28 weeks later better. But still not sold on Logans Run
Jimmy Love on Jun 17, 2010
Hey Mr. Billington, Garland didn't write the script for The Beach, he wrote the BOOK. The script for Danny Boyle's film was written by somebody else (John Hodge). Many people make the same mistake. Hey Jimmy Love, Garland wrote 28 DAYS later, not 28 Weeks.
Felson on Feb 22, 2011
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