For a time it looked like director Brian Singer was going to bring a reboot of Logan’s Run to the big screen. But then, the project seemed to stall as Singer’s interest turned to other projects (like Superman Returns or Battlestar Galactica). But now, it would seem the project is back on the fast track at Warner Bros. and even has a new director: Carl Rinsch.
Don’t worry if you can’t quite place the name because although he’s a big name in the commercial directing world, Rinsch has never done a feature film before. Logan’s Run would be his first. Although, he has been attached to films previously including the Alien prequel, before Ridley Scott decided he wanted that one, and 47 Ronin for Universal.
For those of you who don’t know about Logan’s Run, it was already a 1976 film starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett and is based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The story concerns a future society that decrees death to anyone reaching a certain age. If you try to fight this edict, you are dubbed a “runner” and hunted by a pseudo police force known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run. Hence Logan’s Run.
Now that Rinsch is supposedly on board, development will turn to crafting an acceptable script. If all goes well, expect to see Logan’s Run hit theaters late next year.