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Simon Kinberg to direct Logan's Run remake, which could have a female lead

Publicity still from Logan’s Run
Publicity still from Logan’s Run
Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

According to the project’s life-clock, it’s been two and a half years since there was any movement on that Logan’s Run remake. In November 2015, the production was still without a director, but X-Men: Days Of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg was working on a treatment. At the time, Kinberg discussed the potential film series that could spring from the forthcoming update, pointing to the Hunger Games adaptations for establishing a “franchise that is about a younger audience for a younger audience with a big idea.”


Now Deadline reports that Kinberg, who’s since made his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is just going to go ahead and direct the remake. And speaking of The Hunger Games, Peter Craig, who co-wrote Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, is in charge of the remake’s script, with The Matrix veteran Joel Silver producing. Warner Bros. reportedly wants to “replicate the success of Denis Villeneuve’s Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford-fronted sci-fi drama” with a new take on Michael Anderson’s award-winning film. The studio hopes to generate “similar buzz to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One,” which is due out later this year.

The 1976 original followed Michael York’s Logan 5 and Jenny Agutter’s Jessica 6 as they fought to stay alive past their 30th birthdays. Though York was the lead the first time around, Deadline reports “the remake could feature a female lead instead of a male lead,” which would “suit Craig” just fine, as his most prominent work centered on a tough heroine who railed against dystopia. No production start date or release date for the Logan’s Run remake has been announced yet.

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