Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ryan Gosling to Star in Film Adaptation (and Remake) of Logan's Run

Logan's Run by by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ryan Gosling has signed to star in a film adaptation of the 1967 science fiction thriller Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The book was previously made into a 1976 film also titled Logan's Run.

Nicolas Winding Refn (Miss Marple: Nemesis, Valhalla Rising) is set to direct a screenplay by Alex Garland, which is said to follow the novel much closer than the earlier film.

The book is set in the 22nd century, where the planet's population and its consumption of natural resources is maintained in equilibrium by managing the birth and death rates of its citizens. People who refuse to voluntarily submit to termination on their specified date, who become Runners, are chased down by Sandmen, whose job it is to execute them. But when a Sandman named Logan 3 reaches his termination age, he, too, becomes a Runner, determined to escape to a mythical place called Sanctuary, where one can live their life out freely.

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