EXCLUSIVE: If you’ve grown weary waiting for the Logan’s Run remake because of all the talent that has fallen in and out, here’s news that will give the languishing film a jolt. Warner Bros has tapped Ken Levine, creator of the Bioshock video game franchise, to write the screenplay for a remake of the 1976 cult classic science fiction film. Jon Berg is overseeing it for the studio.

Levine began his career as a screenwriter and a playwright before he became one of the most influential figures in the video game industry. He’s making a rare appearance outside of video games because Logan’s Run has been such a passion project for him.

The film was based on the 1967 book by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, about a dystopian society set in the year 2116 in which all people must be willingly executed at age 21 as a means of population control. Those who try to escape their fate are called “runners.” In the 1976 Michael Anderson-directed film that starred Michael York as Logan 5, the maximum age is 30 and the setting is post-apocalyptic earth in which all humans live inside a huge domed city. The studio has been trying for a long time to get this remake made, and it has been developed by the likes of X-Men helmer Bryan Singer, and more recently Nicolas Winding Refn looked at it as a re-team with Ryan Gosling. A fresh take might be just what the project needs.

Levine will continue to focus on video games as creative director and co-founder of Irrational Games which he formed to lead the creation of mega-hit video game Bioshock. That seminal vidgame is published by 2K Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive. The most recent iteration of the game, BioShock Infinite, was released March 26 and became an immediate critical and commercial success. Levine is represented by UTA.

David
11 months
"There is no Sanctuary. There is no Sanctuary. There is no......"
ironjoker
12 months
"it is my job, to freeze you"... - "box", from logan's run...
Ray
1 year
Very few remakes are better than the original! I hope they don't f it up.