‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Set To Be Hunger Games-Style Franchise | Film News
The inspirational classic that starred Michael York in the leading role has influenced countless science fiction films (looking at you In Time) since it’s release in 1976. The film depicts a dystopian society where people aren’t allowed to live past the age of thirty. The story focuses on Logan 5 and his run from society’s inhumane and deadly demands.
A remake has been in the talks for quite some time and it seems that screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, known for X-Men, has put the whole process into gear. In an interview with Collider, Kinberg opened up about his vision for the remake “We are talking to directors for that movie [right now]… It definitely is [a priority for the studio]. It’s something that potentially is their Hunger Games kind of franchise that is about a younger audience for a younger audience with a big idea. And Logan’s Run, as you know, is the granddaddy of Maze Runner and Hunger Games and so many of these books and movies now. So yeah, they’re seeing it as a potentially really big franchise”.
Turning Logan’s Run into a big franchise is obviously a big project and not completely unexpected, with The Hunger Games now coming to it’s end Warner Bros are without a doubt looking for a follow-up. Expanding the story does however mean alterations and one does fear that the studio will cater to a younger audience due to the freshly sized Hunger Games gap in Hollywood. Kinberg does however add that the original film will be respected (as it should) and that the script he has penned has preserved quite a bit from the original story.
“There’s a lot from the original movie. I love the original movie and I think the storytelling in the original movie is pretty wonderful. The set up is great, I think there’s a lot of world creation that’s pretty awesome as well, though ultimately that’ll be the director’s domain. But yeah there’s a lot from the original film in it, and then there’s a lot of—I guess I would call it reinterpretation from the original film rather than just a whole scale recreation”.
Only time will tell how all this pans out.
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