Acclaimed commercials and shorts director Carl Erik Rinsch is set to helm a new version of sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Heat Vision.
William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson penned the original 1967 novel (and its two subsequent sequels) set in a utopian future where anyone over the age of 30 is mandatorily euthanized in order to maintain a balance over the consumption of resources. The story follows Logan 5, a ‘Sandman’ who serves as an enforcer who pursues those who try escaping as they approach their 30th birthday, and ultimately ends up on the run himself.
Most people remember the property via the 1976 cult film classic starring Michael York. “X-Men” helmer Bryan Singer was developing a new film adaptation back in 2004 but work on “Superman Returns” ground things to a halt. The likes of Robert Schwenke (“Flightplan”), James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) and Joseph Kosinski (“Tron Legacy”) have all been attached to direct the remake at one time or another.
Rinsch was slated to make his feature directorial debut on the upcoming “Alien” prequel but stepped aside when Ridley Scott wanted to take over. He recently helmed a sci-fi short film for Phillips, entitled “The Gift”, that studios wanted to adapt into a feature but couldn’t due to rights issues.