Actor Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook,” “Blue Valentine”) and filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (“Bronson,” “Valhalla Rising”) are looking to team-up again for the long-gestating new adaptation of “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros. Pictures says Deadline.
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 21 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 21st birthday, and ultimately ends up on the run himself.
Most people remember the property via the 1976 cult film classic starring Michael York (that version raised the age level to 30). “X-Men” helmer Bryan Singer was developing this new film adaptation back in 2004, several other filmmakers have been linked since including Robert Schwenke (“Flightplan”), James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”), Joseph Kosinski (“Tron Legacy”) and Carl Erik Rinsch (“47 Ronin”).
Gosling and Refn just finished working together on the chase thriller “Drive”.