“X-Men” and “Star Wars” writer-producer Simon Kinberg has reportedly come onboard the upcoming “Logan’s Run” remake at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Kinberg is being hired to write a story treatment for the film, along with joining Joel Silver as a producer. The script will then be tackled by a writer to be hired in the near future.
The project would be an adaptation of 1967 novel by William F. Nolan which is set in a future society which executes people upon reaching a certain age. Those who seek to escape their fate are called ‘Runners’ and are hunted by ‘Sandmen’. Logan is a Sandman who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners.
The likes of Alex Garland, Will Beall and Christopher McQuarrie have all taken a shot at the project in the past, a film which has had the likes of Bryan Singer and Nicolas Winding Refn attached at different points as directors.