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Alex Garland To Script Logan’s Run Remake

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Alex Garland To Script Logan’s Run Remake

Alex GarlandOk, we all know Logan’s Run remake is finally coming. And we do know that Carl Rinsch is in charge for directing the whole thing. But today we’re here to announce that Alex Garland is in negotiations to write the remake. Yes, exactly, Garland, man responsible for 28 Days Later and Sunshine story. Not bad decision at all! The original film, directed by Michael Anderson, was released in 1976, and revolves around a man known as Logan 5, who is trying escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday. The story centers on 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 operatives known as Sandmen. Or, if you prefer: “Sometime in the 23rd century…the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There’s just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carousel.” The movie is based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, and starred Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett. Let us remind you that Warner Bros has spent over a decade attempting to remake the original film, so we guess that this news definitely means some things are moving on. Rinsch’s experience creating realistic science fiction worlds and Garland’s background in writing them could make just the perfect partnership for this project. And, we already had a chance to hear that Garland’s script will “focus on bringing the novel to the screen rather than updating the movie.” His latest work can be seen in Mark Romanek’s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. Stay with us for more details about this project!

Logan’s Run TV series intro (1977-78)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owNi60LLK1c[/youtube]
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