Here’s some awesome news: Ryan Gosling is set to star in Warner Bros’ remake of the sci-fi flick Logan’s Run. Here’s some more awesome news: Nicolas Winding Refn is set to direct. Deadline reports that Gosling is eager to reunite with his Drive director and it’s so cool that Warners is giving Refn a tent pole flick. Carl Erik Rinsch was originally set to direct, but stepped down in November to helm 47 Ronin instead.
Studios have been eager to get Gosling and his “Hey Girl” looks and acting talent into a tent pole flick and while he’s going more mainstream with the rom-com Stupid, Crazy, Love this summer with Steve Carell, this is definitely a big transition for the in-demand actor. He’s also attached to star in George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March. However, while I’m happy for Gosling, I’m even more jazzed about Refn getting the gig. I became a big fan of the guy after watching the Pusher trilogy and Bronson and I can’t wait to see what he does with Logan’s Run. For those unfamiliar with Logan’s Run, hit the jump for a synopsis.
Based off a novel by William F. Nolan, Logan’s Run was originally adapted in 1976. The film starred Michael York as Logan 5, a “Sandman” who inhabits a 23rd century utopia with one-minor-drawback: your life is terminated at age 30. Logan’s job is to track down and kill “runners”, folks who decide “Yeah, I would prefer to live more than three decades.” But then the unthinkable happens: LOGAN TURNS 30. Guess what he does.