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Logan's Run Remake Finally Moves Forward with X-Men 7 Director

Warner Bros. is currently developing a Logan's Run remake that will reportedly be directed by X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg with a script by Hunger Games scribe Peter Craig. Joining the ranks of the new dystopian projects including Black Mirror, Fahrenheit 451, and Blade Runner 2049, the Logan's Run remake will be right at home. No production start date or casting has been officially announced, but it looks like the new movie will join another popular trend at the moment of swapping the main character from a male to a female.

The Logan's Run remake has been talked about for years, but it is believed that a deal with Warner Bros. was closed earlier this week, meaning that we are one step closer to seeing the project on the big screen. The idea of for this remake came about in the 1990s and was brought up again in the early 2000s,
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The Hunger Games writer to pen Logan’s Run for X-Men: Dark Phoenix director

Having been in development for several years now, it looks like Warner Bros. may finally be ready to move forward with its Logan’s Run remake.

Deadline is reporting that the studio has closed a deal for Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) to direct from a script by The Hunger Games writer Peter Craig.

Kinberg originally became attached back in 2015, when he signed on to write and story and treatment for the project, which is based upon William F. Noland and George Clayton Johnson’s novel and the subsequent movie adaptation.

Logan’s Run “is set in a future society where people are executed upon reaching a certain age and those that seek to avoid their fate are deemed ‘Runners.’ The protagonist, Logan, is one of those executioners, known as the Sandmen, who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners.
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The Logan's Run Remake Will Be Directed By X-men Producer Simon Kinberg

Warner Bros. is set to move forward with their Logan's Run remake and according to Deadline, they've hired longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg to direct it. Kinberg, who is directing X-Men: Dark Pheonix, was originally hired to write and produce the movie. Now he's jumping into the director's chair!

The script for the film will be worked on by Hunger Games writer Peter Craig and according to the report the studio hopes that Logan’s Run "can replicate the success of Denis Villeneuve’s Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford-fronted sci-fi drama and receive a similar buzz to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which is being released later this year."

They certainly have high hopes! It's also said that this remake will feature a female lead instead of a male lead because that's what Hollywood is doing these days.

Logan’s Run is based on William F. Noland and George Clayton Johnson’s novel,
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The Twilight Zone: reboot in the works with Jordan Peele

John Saavedra Nov 3, 2017

Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez are developing a new Twilight Zone reboot...

Get Out director Jordan Peele is preparing to re-enter The Twilight Zone with a reboot series aimed at the CBS All Access streaming service.

According to THR, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced during an earnings call that the network was in the process of developing a new version of the popular 1960s sci-fi/horror anthology series created by Rod Serling. The Twilight Zone reboot would be the latest show to join CBS' slate of streaming-only programming that also includes Star Trek: Discovery, which was recently renewed for a second season. 

Peele's Monkeypaw Productions is behind the show. Marco Ramirez, who recently helmed Marvel's The Defenders, will pen the script and serve as showrunner for the reboot. 

The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and told spooky stories about dystopia, alien invaders, adventures in space,
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"Logan's Run" Remake Scores A New Scribe

The long in the works remake of pulp sci-fi classic "Logan's Run" us back on track with "Colony" showrunner Ryan Condal to pen a new script based on a treatment by "X-Men Apocalypse" co-writer Simon Kinberg.

A new adaptation of the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, the story is set in a future society where citizens are euthanised when reaching their 21st birthday. Those who refuse and try to escape to a rumored refuge called Sanctuary are chased down and executed by agents called 'sandmen'.

The action follows Logan-5, a sandman who upon turning 21 decides to go out on a high note by locating and dismantling Sanctuary - until he becomes converted to that cause. Kinberg, famed film producer Joel Silver and "The Flash" TV series producer Greg Berlanti will all produce the film which has been in the works for nearly two decades and has
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Logan’s Run Remake Elects Colony Writer Ryan Condal To Fine-Tune Script

Warner Bros. is beginning to make serious headway on its redo of Logan’s Run, the long-gestating remake that went dark soon after appointing Fox producer Simon Kinberg to spearhead the screenplay in mid-2015.

Helping to steer the project back on course, and effectively allaying fears that the modern retelling had slipped into development hell, is Colony co-creator and showrunner Ryan Condal, who is now on board to build upon the foundation laid out by Kinberg and flesh out his treatment into a feature-ready script. Joel Silver and DC television universe alum Greg Berlanti remain attached to produce.

Circling back to William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s seminal novel from 1967, Warner’s long-gestating remake of Logan’s Run has been held up as a fresh take on the source material, rather than a simple rehash of the movie adaptation of the same name from ’76. As a result, it
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'Logan's Run' Remake Gets a Writer

Warner Bros. has been hard at work on a Logan's Run remake for decades (literally). Now, it sounds like the production may finally get back on track. According to Deadline, the studio has tapped Colony creator/showrunner Ryan Condal to write a new script based on the treatment written by X-men: Apocalypse co-writer/producer Simon Kinberg. Kinberg will also be producing the project alongside Joel Silver and DC's Arrow-verse overlord Greg Berlanti

Logan's Run will be a new take on the 1967 novel (written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson), which was last adapted to the big screen in the 1976 Michale York film of the same name. As it's a new take on the actual source material, don't expect it to have a whole lot in common with the 1970s counterpart.

For those unfamiliar, Logan's Run takes place in a dystopian society where its citizens are executed when they turn 21. However,
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‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Moves Ahead With ‘Colony’ Showrunner Ryan Condal

Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its reboot of “Logan's Run,” tapping “Colony” co-creator/showrunner Ryan Condal to write a new script.

The move comes a year after “X-Men Apocalypse” co-writer Simon Kinberg came on to pen a treatment.

Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver and Greg Berlanti. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool,” while Berlanti has teamed with DC Comics COO Geoff Johns as the creative force behind the TV hits “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”

Carl Rinsch was in talks in 2010 to direct “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros. with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. At that point, the project — focused on a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday — had been in development at Warners for more than a decade, with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwentke and James McTeigue associated as possible directors at various points.
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Mike Gold: The Dimension of Mind

The so-called Golden Age of Television, with its two and one-half channels of network programming, produced an astonishing number of great writers, directors and talent. To name but a very, very few: Barbara Bel Geddes, Paddy Chayefsky, George Roy Hill, Ron Howard, Ernest Kinoy, Jack Lemmon, Sidney Lumet, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Boris Sagal, Rod Serling, Rod Steiger, Gore Vidal, Joanne Woodward… my fingers won’t hold out long enough to type even a “best-of” list.

You’ll never guess which of the above pioneers is my favorite.

When Scottish engineer John Logie Baird first demonstrated television in January 1926 (six years before Philo Farnsworth demonstrated the first electronic television), Rod Serling was just a few days over one year old. Baby boomers think we grew up with television; Mr. Serling actually has that honor. And he did a lot more with the medium than we would.

His worldview was clearly
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George Clayton Johnson obituary

Writer whose success was guaranteed after the novel Logan’s Run was turned into a Hollywood film

George Clayton Johnson, who has died aged 86, was the writer in 1966 of the first broadcast episode of Star Trek, and part-author of the 1967 novel Logan’s Run. Johnson was part of a loosely defined group of writers calling themselves the Southern California School of Writers. They included Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and William F Nolan. It was with Nolan that Johnson co-wrote Logan’s Run, an efficient and well-told dystopian satire about a post-apocalypse community in which it was forbidden to live beyond the age of 21. The book was picked up by Hollywood, and released as a film in 1976 – in which the story’s age limit was upped to 30, presumably to give credibility to the casting of its lead actors, Michael York and Jenny Agutter.

Logan’s Run turned out to
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Star Trek, Twilight Zone: Writer George Clayton Johnson Dies at 86

Author, TV writer, and comic scribe, George Clayton Johnson, passed away on Christmas day, at the age of 86. Johnson penned the first episode of Star Trek, ever to air on NBC, "The Man Trap," for which he is credited, alongside creator Gene Roddenberry.

Along with his Logan's Run co-author, William F. Nolan, Johnson was credited for the CBS mini-series spin-off of the Logan's Run film. His other TV credits include The Twilight Zone, Kung Fu, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Route 66.

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Daily | Piccoli, Haynes, Wong

"With a career spanning over 170 films, Michel Piccoli is one of the finest, most versatile actors in cinema," writes Craig Williams at the top of an annotated list for the BFI of "10 essential performances" in films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques Rivette, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Agnès Varda, Leos Carax, Claude Sautet and Nanni Moretti. Also in today's roundup: Book reviews (Wong Kar-wai, Groucho Marx, Debbie Reynolds), remembrances (George Clayton Johnson, Andrew Noren, Noboru Ando), more best-of-2015 lists and a terrific appreciation of Todd Haynes's Carol. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Piccoli, Haynes, Wong

"With a career spanning over 170 films, Michel Piccoli is one of the finest, most versatile actors in cinema," writes Craig Williams at the top of an annotated list for the BFI of "10 essential performances" in films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques Rivette, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Agnès Varda, Leos Carax, Claude Sautet and Nanni Moretti. Also in today's roundup: Book reviews (Wong Kar-wai, Groucho Marx, Debbie Reynolds), remembrances (George Clayton Johnson, Andrew Noren, Noboru Ando), more best-of-2015 lists and a terrific appreciation of Todd Haynes's Carol. » - David Hudson
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George Clayton Johnson, Known for Star Trek and Logan's Run, Dead at 86

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George Clayton Johnson, Known for Star Trek and Logan's Run, Dead at 86
He penned the salty series premiere of Star Trek for Gene Roddenberry, contributed stand-out stories to Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, and crafted the early basis for the Ocean's 11 movies. In 1967, along with William F. Nolan, he wrote Logan's Run, the famed dystopic novel that led to a film and TV series of the same name. George Clayton Johnson, the sci-fi scribe known for his fierce independence, passion, and creativity, died Christmas day in L.A., according to his son. The 86-year-old had reportedly battled bladder and prostate cancer. "I want to be remembered as a person who early on in his life took control of his life and set goals," he said in a 2003 Archive of American Television interview. "When people gave me a lined paper, I wrote the other way. When people expect some certain behavior from me, I will frustrate their expectations." Throughout a career that
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Legendary The Twilight Zone writer George Clayton Johnson Dead at 86

Legendary writer George Clayton Johnson passes away at age 86. After an initial false report about his passing earlier this week, it was confirmed today that legendary American science fiction and fantasy writer George Clayton Johnson died today at the age of 86 after a battle with cancer. Johnson was a member of the mythical group of…

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George Clayton Johnson Dies: ‘Logan’s Run’ Co-Writer And Writer Of First ‘Star Trek’ Episode Was 86

George Clayton Johnson, the science fiction novelist, TV scriptwriter and comic book creator best known for co-writing the 1967 novel Logan’s Run, died Friday of cancer. He was 86. Johnson’s son Paul posted this on Facebook: My Father, George Clayton Johnson, passed away this Christmas day at 12:46 p.s.t. He was more than a reknowned writer, fan & hemp legalization advocate, he was a truly loving father & huband. His wife, Lola Johnson daughter, Judy Olive & I, his son…
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George Clayton Johnson, Writer of First ‘Star Trek’ Episode, Dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, who wrote the script for the first “Star Trek” episode to air and co-wrote “Logan’s Run,” died Friday, Dec. 25 in the Los Angeles area following a battle with cancer, according to his son, Paul Johnson. He was 86.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1929. He broke into the entertainment business in 1959 when he wrote the “I’ll Take Care of You” episode for “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

Johnson was a member of the Southern California School of Writers, which included Theodore Sturgeon, William F. Nolan, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury. He met “Twilight Zone” producer Rod Serling through them and would go on to write eight episodes for the seminal sci-fi series including “Nothing in the Dark,” “Kick the Can,” “A Game of Pool” and “A Penny for Your Thoughts.”

Johnson sold a short story that would serve as the basis for Frank Sinatra’s
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George Clayton Johnson, Writer of First ‘Star Trek’ Episode, Dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, Writer of First ‘Star Trek’ Episode, Dies at 86
George Clayton Johnson, who wrote the script for the first “Star Trek” episode to air and co-wrote “Logan’s Run,” died Friday, Dec. 25 in the Los Angeles area following a battle with cancer. He was 86.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1929. He broke into the entertainment business in 1959 when he wrote the “I’ll Take Care of You” episode for “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

Johnson was a member of the Southern California School of Writers, which included Theodore Sturgeon, William F. Nolan, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury. He met “Twilight Zone” producer Rod Serling through them and would go on to write eight episodes for the seminal sci-fi series including “Nothing in the Dark,” “Kick the Can,” “A Game of Pool” and “A Penny for Your Thoughts.”

Johnson sold a short story that would serve as the basis for Frank Sinatra’s 1960 movie “Ocean’s 11” and the George Clooney
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George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86
George Clayton Johnson, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer who wrote the first aired episode of Star Trek, seven episodes of The Twilight Zone and the novel on which Logan’s Run is based, has died. He was 86. Johnson, who also co-wrote the story that became the 1960 heist movie Ocean’s Eleven, died Christmas Day of bladder and prostate cancer at a veteran’s hospital in North Hills, Calif., his son, Paul Johnson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Several news outlets were premature in reporting Johnson's death over the past three days. A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., with a distinctive

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Logan's Run remake back on, Simon Kinberg writing, producing

X-Men and Star Wars writer Simon Kinberg is the latest to try and get a Logan's Run remake moving...

The planned remake of Logan's Run has been chuntered about now for over five years. At one stage, back in 2010, director Carl Rinsch was attached to the movie (he eventually made 47 Ronin instead), with producer Joel Silver wanting to make the film in 3D. Then, Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was attached at one stage, with the idea being that Ryan Gosling would star. Previously, Bryan Singer and James McTeigue have been linked with the film too. 

And yet the Logan's Run remake never got going. At least until now.

The project has come back to life, with the news that X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg has been hired to write and produce the new Logan's Run. Joel Silver remains attached to the project too.
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