Warner Bros. Pictures have a leading star and director finally attached to their Logan’s Run remake. They just need a screenwriter to flesh out the story in script form. Heat Vision believes that may be happening soon as writer Will Beall (“Castle”, upcoming Gangster Squad) has entered negotiations to pen a new adaptation of William F. Nolan’s 1967 novel. Beall has some recent “remake” history with Warner Bros. Pictures after being selected to write a remake of Lethal Weapon earlier this year.
Ryan Gosling has been set to star in this latest version while helmer Nicolas Winding Refn is attached to direct the sci-fi tale. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are on board as producers.
Plot Concept: First brought to the silver screen in the 1976 feature starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett, the story centers on a future society where people are executed upon reaching a certain age and those that seek to avoid their fate are deemed “Runners.” The character of Logan is one of those executioners, known as the Sandmen, who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners.