"Now is the time for renewal:" Logan's Run remake coming
No, it's not an '80s movie, but Logan's Run was the first sci-fi movie I ever saw and it set the standards for the genre for decades to come. And the "carousel" scene still gives me nightmares to this day. Sadly, it's 1976 special effects weren't exactly cutting edge. That's why I'm so jazzed to hear that Warner Bros. is finalizing a deal to remake the movie, starring Ryan Gosling.
By the way, don't forget that Logan's Run was also made into a TV series that lasted just one season. It starred Gregory Harrison as Logan and Heather Menzies as Jessica. (Michael York and Jenny Agutter played the parts in the movie version.) Click here to play the theme music. Anyway, back to the coming remake...
"In Logan's Run, Gosling will play Logan 5, a 'Sandman' whose job it was to put to permanent sleep those who try to escape mandatory death, the downside of the blissful existence in the domed city that protects the inhabitants who survived a 23rd Century apocalypse," Deadline.com reports. "In the William F. Nolan novel, the age of extinction was 21, but it was changed in the original film to match up with original star Michael York. That age works great for Gosling, who just turned 30."
Production begins this fall with a 2012 release date expected.
TOP 5 SCARIEST LINES IN LOGAN'S RUN (TO ME, ANYWAY):
5. "Run, runner!"
4. "Be strong and you will be renewed. Identify."
3. "Runner...you are terminated."
2. "Last day. Capricorn 15's. Year of the city - 2274. Carousel begins."
1. "There... is... no... sanctuary."