It's been awhile since we've heard anything about the Logan's Run remake, which at one point had Nicolas Winding Refn attached to direct and Ryan Gosling set to star as Logan. The last report on this gestating sic-fi adventure was back in June 2013, when screenwriter Ken Levine (Bioshock) signed on to pen the script. This happened just a few months after Ryan Gosling dropped out of the project in October 2012. Today we have a new report from The Tracking Board, which claims that Warner Bros. is now developing the remake for a female lead.
The original Logan's Run hit theaters in 1976, set in a futuristic world where, due to a lack of resources on the planet, everyone must die once they reach the age of 30. Michael York stars as Logan, a hunter known as one of the Sandmen, who must track down those who run from their fate. The tables are turned when Logan is forced to go on the run himself. Richard Jordan, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Anderson Jr. and Peter Ustinov co-starred in the sci-fi thriller.
Changing the lead role of Logan to a female will not change the overall story, but it does reflect a growing trend of female-lead blockbusters such as the young adult sensations The Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight. It isn't known if Ken Levine is still working on the script, or if the studio is bringing in another writer, but perhaps this change will help the long-gestating project finally get off the ground. Would you head to theaters to check out a female-lead Logan's Run remake? Let us know what you think below.