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Logan’s Run Needs A New Runner

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<i>Logan’s Run</i> Needs A New Runner

Logan’s Run needs a new director.

This isn’t the first time someone has written those exact same words, I’m sure, and it might not be the last. After a string of filmmakers such as Bryan Singer, Joseph Kosinski and Robert Schwentke have come and gone on the Warner Bros.-produced science fiction adaptation, it’s really a wonder that anyone is even still thinking about a Logan’s Run redo at this point.

But that’s exactly what’s going on, as director Carl Rinsch has fled the project after being attached to Logan’s Run since late May of this year. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, claiming that Rinsch departed Logan’s Run in favor of 47 Ronin, the Keanu Reeves-starring samurai epic from Universal. With that film scheduled for a November 21, 2012 release date, Rinsch reportedly decided to devote all of his energy to Ronin, leaving no time for Logan. With a new script freshly delivered by Alex Garland, Warner Bros. would rather secure a new director for Logan’s Run than wait on Rinsch.

Rather than taking its cues from the 1970s film adaptation of Logan’s Run, the forthcoming film is said to be a fresh take on the original novel written by William F. Nolan in 1967. Logan’s Run takes place in a dystopian future where population is controlled by placing a maximum age limit of 21 on the entirety of mankind. The story centers on the titular Logan, a man who finds himself on the run after sympathizing with those who reject society’s idea of willful execution.

As for Rinsch, you may remember him from The Gift, a wonderfully stylized science-fiction short that you can watch below.

With Rinsch out of the director’s chair, who would you like to see behind the camera on Logan’s Run?

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