Singer talks Logan's Run
We've not heard anything about Bryan Singer's planned Logan's Run remake for some time and the last news was that it was dead from both parties, something that would make my father really happy. However dead is not the word, and perhaps just delayed.
It was back in October of 2007 that we heard that Tim Sexton, the writer of the Children of Men screenplay, was the new Director of the film and Jayson Rothwell and Travis Beachman were modernising the script again and returning to the source novel for inspiration.
"At the moment, I haven't decided. I really don't know...I'm taking a genuine break. The last four years have been really busy with the miniseries, the TV and the movies. I'm taking a few months to collect myself and figure out what I'm going to do in that regard. We did a lot of development on that movie and a lot of work. To start it up again, I wouldn't start it up again without a full commitment. So I have decisions to make. Right now, that's just hanging around."
The original Logan's Run told the story of an enclosed colony of people whose society only allows them to live until thirty before they are exterminated in an elaborate ceremony called the Carousel. This process is to stop the drain on resources that older people cause in society. Some people chose to run before this can happen, and those that chase them and exterminate the are called Sandmen. One Sandman is given the secret task of finding where these runners are going to, and where the few who have escaped are hiding. So he goes on the run and his fellow Sandmen begin the hunt.
I know it's an old film, but the ideas and the story are superb, and hugely relevant even today. I would love to see this get a new, big screen treatment, unlike my father who loves the original and couldn't stomach a remake. I think Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie could come up with something rather thrilling and exciting, and if Singer isn't going to get a crack on the next Superman then maybe this is for him?