Warner Bros. is beginning to make serious headway on its redo of Logan’s Run, the long-gestating remake that went dark soon after appointing Fox producer Simon Kinberg to spearhead the screenplay in mid-2015.
Helping to steer the project back on course, and effectively allaying fears that the modern retelling had slipped into development hell, is Colony co-creator and showrunner Ryan Condal, who is now on board to build upon the foundation laid out by Kinberg and flesh out his treatment into a feature-ready script. Joel Silver and DC television universe alum Greg Berlanti remain attached to produce.
Circling back to William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s seminal novel from 1967, Warner’s long-gestating remake of Logan’s Run has been held up as a fresh take on the source material, rather than a simple rehash of the movie adaptation of the same name from ’76. As a result, it appears Kinberg and Condal’s draft won’t go down the route of a female lead after all.
In its path to production, Logan’s Run has attracted numerous actors and directors hoping to offer a modern spin on its dystopian sci-fi premise. Long before Kinberg became attached to the movie, both Bryan Singer and Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn were circling – with the latter once poised to re-team with Ryan Gosling, before the actor ultimately swapped one future society for the next by joining Blade Runner 2 – and at least for the time being, that director’s chair remains vacant. Those eager to see a modern spin on the 1976 cult classic though can at least take solace in Condal’s appointment.