Warners has been trying to get this one moving for at least 15 years, hiring writers and directors including Alex Garland, Will Beal, Christopher McQuarrie, Bryan Singer and Nicolas Winding Refn to work on scripts and develop ideas, with the latter bringing Ryan Gosling aboard for one of the efforts that came closest to being realised.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Kinberg will be writing the story treatment for Warner Brothers, and a screenwriter will be brought in to do the full blown screenplay.
The original Logan’s Run was based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan.
The remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan’s Run has been stuck in development hell over at Fox since 2000, but it looks like the studio is finally making progress. After he finishes his outline, another writer will be hired to finish the script. If you’re wondering why Kinberg isn’t doing it all himself, well, he’s already pretty busy. He will also join Joel Silver as a producer on the project. Directed by Michael Anderson, it takes place in the imagined future of 2274, where a seemingly idyllic society is plagued by one major drawback: your life must end at age 30. As one of the very first properties to blend a YA template with a post-apocalyptic setting, Logan’s Run has unknowingly inspired the likes of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner and Divergent with its futuristic backdrop and totalitarian themes. No word on whether or not the film is still being developed for a female lead in mind, but given the events of the original, I suppose it doesn’t matter either way. He’s also a writer-producer of a Star Wars Anthology film, which his Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was attached to but unexpectedly left.