Director Carl Rinsch has been hired to helm the remake of the 1976 sci-fi flick Logan’s Run. Here’s the brief synopsis of the film per Heat Vision:
The premise sees a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.
Rinsch first garnered attention as he was previously attached to helm the prequel to Alien. He was then replaced by Ridley Scott. But that defeat was short-lived as he is now attached to a slew of projects. First, he got on board the feudal Japan flick 47 Ronin. Then he was hired to direct a remake of Creature From the Black Lagoon. Rinsch then directed a short film called The Gift that ignited a bidding war for a feature film adaptation. But Rinsch is only the latest in a long line of Logan’s Run directors. Hit the jump for more and click here for the interview with producer Joel Silver who provided several updates on the project.
Warner Bros. has been trying to get a Logan’s Run remake off the ground since the mid-90s. Interest was renewed when Bryan Singer came on board in 2004. However, he left the project when given the opportunity to direct Superman Returns. Since then, the project has passed through directors Robert Schwenke (Flightplan), James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), and Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy). Will Rinsch be the one to finally get the remake to the big screen? I’m not sure. The guy’s got a pretty full plate already and Warners is currently in the process of a hiring a writer.
Singer had begun previsualization work on the project before he bolted to do “Superman Returns” for the studio. “Flightplan” director Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue were helmers that had been associated with the project, while Joseph Kosinski came attached to it in 2007. (Kosinski has since been busy with “Tron Legacy.”)