“X-Men” film series producer Simon Kinberg signed on to the proposed remake of the 1970s sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run” earlier this year. In a new interview with Collider, he reveals that Warner Bros. Pictures sees the property as a potential franchise launcher should the first one prove a success:
“It’s something that potentially is their Hunger Games kind of franchise that is about a younger audience for a younger audience with a big idea. Logan’s Run, as you know, is the granddaddy of Maze Runner and Hunger Games and so many of these books and movies now/ So yeah, [the studio is] seeing it as a potentially really big franchise.”
As the film could be a potential franchise, that had to be taken into consideration when penning the screenplay says Kinberg:
“There is some thought about what the future films would be and where you could take Logan in future movies, but the focus is on ‘Make a great movie.’ It was ‘Let’s make one great movie that people fall in love with but be prepared that if they do, we could make future films and what would they look like and where would you go again with the character in the next film?'”
For those unfamiliar, the story is set in a future society where citizens above the age of 21 are sentenced to death. Some try to escape their fate as they search for a mythical area called Sanctuary where all can live to old age.
The first film adaptation in 1976 raised the age limit to 30, the new one is expected to keep the 21 year old mark of the original story even as the original film is apparently a big influence on it. The likes of Alex Garland, Bryan Singer and Nicolas Winding Refn have been attached as director over the years, but the project is now currently seeking a new director.