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'Logan's Run' Remake Taps 'Hunger Games' Writer

'Logan's Run' Remake Taps 'Hunger Games' Writer
The Hunger Games screenwriter Peter Craig is ready to dabble in one of the properties that inspired it. 

Warner Bros. has tapped Craig to work on Logan's Run, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The remake of the cult classic 1976 movie has long been in development, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg set to helm back in 2015.

The original film from director Michael Anderson centered on Logan (Michael York), an executioner in a society that kills its citizens once they reach the age of 30 as a way of conserving resources. He ends up on the...
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Logan’s Run: new writer joins the remake

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Ryan Condal, showrunner of the TV show Colony, is the new writer on the Logan's Run remake...

The last we heard with regards the plans to bring Logan’s Run back to the screen in a remake was that X-Men scribe Simon Kinberg was on board the movie. This is a remake that’s been in the works for a long time now, and Kinberg had penned a treatment for the film, and was stepping aboard as a producer (along with Joel Silver). this seemed to grease the proverbial wheels a little.

Now, a new writer has been hired, with the job of fleshing Kinberg’s treatment out into a full screenplay.

Ryan Condal, the co-creator and showrunner of the TV show Colony, is the man who’s landed the job. He’s also recently been working, along with Carlton Cuse, on rewriting the planned Rampage movie,
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The Long-Gestating Logan's Run Adaptation Gets Another Writer

Warner Bros. has been trying to remake Logan's Run since the mid-1990s, but for whatever reason, they just haven't been able to crack it. The remake has slipped through the hands of Bryan Singer, Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn, Joseph Kosinski, Carl Erik Rinsch, and Bioshock's Ken Levine, but now it seems to have new life once again.

Deadline reports that Ryan Condal, the co-creator/showrunner of the USA series Colony and co-writer of the upcoming Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson movie Rampage, has been hired to write the screenplay, which will be based on a treatment written by Simon Kinberg. Kinberg will produce alongside Joel Silver (who's been attached to this project since the beginning) and Greg Berlanti, who I thought might be a little busy handling his upcoming four-show crossover on The CW.

This movie is being called a "fresh take" on the original novel instead of
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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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Logan’s Run Redo Starts Anew With Colony’s Ryan Condal

Logan’s Run Redo Starts Anew With Colony’s Ryan Condal
Exclusive: Warner Bros is back on track with its long-gestating remake of the pulp sci-fi classic Logan’s Run, and has tapped USA’s Colony co-creator/showrunner Ryan Condal to write a new script. Condal will be basing his screenplay on a treatment by X-Men Apocalypse co-writer Simon Kinberg, who will be producing along with Joel Silver and DC television universe honcho Greg Berlanti. The film would be a fresh take on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton J…
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"Logan's Run" Remake To Launch A Franchise

"X-Men" film series producer Simon Kinberg signed on to the proposed remake of the 1970s sci-fi classic "Logan's Run" earlier this year. In a new interview with Collider, he reveals that Warner Bros. Pictures sees the property as a potential franchise launcher should the first one prove a success:

"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. 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, [the studio is] seeing it as a potentially really big franchise."

As the film could be a potential franchise, that had to be taken into consideration when penning the screenplay says Kinberg:

"There is some thought about what the future films would be and where you could take Logan in future movies, but the
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Logan's Run remake to be Hunger Games-style franchise

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Simon Kinberg confirms plans to make multiple films out of Logan's Run, as the studio eyes a new franchise...

It looks like the planned remake of Logan's Run is accelerating, with X-Men and Fantastic Four writer and producer Simon Kinberg overseeing the project. He's penned the story and treatment for the new film, which presumably will be adding further personnel shortly.

Chatting to Collider, Kinberg confirmed that "we are talking to directors for that movie", saying that the film is a priority for Warner Bros.

"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", he added.
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Logan's Run May Spawn Multiple Movies, Because Everything Must Be A Franchise

The one trend that threatens to overtake the remake in Hollywood's hierarchy is the cinematic franchise. However, when the two somehow collide in a perfect storm of synergy, it's a force to be reckoned with. Which means that the Logan's Run remake might be around for a while, as it's looking to branch off into multiple events. Simon Kinberg, the project's writer, said as much in a recent interview, stating that Warner Bros. has special plans for the remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic. Their reasoning is basically coming from the train of thought you'd expect, and Kinberg detailed the inspiration behind the decision in his comment below: 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
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Warner Bros. believe that Logan's Run could be their Hunger Games

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Every so often there's talk of a remake of Logan's Run, but for whatever reason it's never been able to get off the ground. This summer the potential remake got a shot in the arm as Simon Kinberg (X-men: Apocalypse) was brought in to pen the script and develop the film. Kinberg revealed to Collider that Warner Bros. is already speaking with directors and that they consider the... Read More...
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Simon Kinberg Says ‘Logan’s Run’ Is Being Concevied As A ‘Hunger Games’-Esque Franchise

"The Hunger Games" franchise comes to an end, for now, this weekend with the release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," which means a void will be open for dystopian Ya fare that will need to be filled. And while the "Divergent" and "The Maze Runner" series are chugging along, they hardly match the phenomenon that Katniss and co. brought to multiplexes around the world. And if producer Simon Kinberg ("Fantastic Four," "The Martian") has his way, the long developing remake of "Logan's Run" could be the franchise to reign supreme next. Chatting with Collider, Kinberg reveals that the plans for "Logan's Run" go beyond one movie, and cites "The Hunger Games" directly as the model he and Warner Bros. are chasing. "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," he explained.
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Warner Bros. Wants Logan's Run Remake to Become Its Hunger Games

Logan's Run, the iconic 1976 sci-fi film adaptation of the classic novel, is a direct precursor to all of these post-apocalyptic young adult adventures that have been all the rage since The Hunger Games came out. A remake has been in the works for at least fifteen years, and writer/producer Simon Kinberg is the latest to try to bring it to life with a new treatment. In a new interview with Collider, he spoke about how this isn't intended to only be one movie — Warner Bros. wants it to kick off a Hunger Games-style franchise:

“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 andHunger Games and so many
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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film,
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Star Wars: where does Simon Kinberg fit in?

"I'm like a friend of the court", explains Simon Kinberg, as he talks about the genesis of the new batch of Star Wars films.

Writer/producer Simon Kinberg is already a trusted force at 20th Century Fox, helping oversee its X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. But he's also been involved with the new bunch of Star Wars films. He has Star Wars form, of course, having helped create the Star Wars Rebels animated series, before going on to produce it. But where does he fit in with regards Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One?

Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, he's shed some more light on the Star Wars process, and how he, original The Force Awakens writer Michael Arndt, and co-scribe Lawrence Kasdan helped come up with the stories. The stories that just happen to sit at the heart of the new trilogy, and Anthology films.
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'Star Wars' Producer Goes Inside the Writers' Room

'Star Wars' Producer Goes Inside the Writers' Room
Back in October 2012, the news that Disney purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion, and that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was put into development, sent shock waves throughout the fanboy community around the world. For the next few years, details on the highly-anticipated project were incredibly hard to come by, but in just a few months, fans will finally get to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. One of the key players behind-the-scenes who helped put everything together is Simon Kinberg, who serves as an executive producer on the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and is listed as a "creative consultant" on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The writer-producer recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly, where he spoke about breaking the story for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX. Here's what he had to say about the writing
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Movie News: Amy Poehler Will Become NBA Coach; Watch Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Fall in Love in 'Freeheld' Trailer

Amy Poehler: Who will be the first female head coach in the NBA? Amy Poehler will star in and produce a comedy in which she'll play a once-promising basketball coach who lands the top spot on an NBA team. The team of Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen (TV's The Mindy Project) wrote the script; Barinholtz will also have a supporting role. [Variety]   Logan's Run: A new effort to remake 1976's Logan's Run now rests in the hands of Simon Kinberg. He will write the story and treatment, and also join the project as one of the producers; his extensive credits include the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, as well as one of the Star Wars Anthology installments. Logan's Run is a science-fiction tale set in a post-apocalyptic world...

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News Briefs: Amy Poehler Will Become NBA Coach in New Comedy; Watch Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Fall in Love in 'Freeheld' Trailer

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Amy Poehler: Who will be the first female head coach in the NBA? Amy Poehler will star in and produce a comedy in which she'll play a once-promising basketball coach who lands the top spot on an NBA team. The team of Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen (TV's The Mindy Project) wrote the script; Barinholtz will also have a supporting role. [Variety]   Logan's Run: A new effort to remake 1976's Logan's Run now rests in the hands of Simon Kinberg. He will write...

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X-Men producer Simon Kinberg set to develop Logan's Run remake

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Yes, it's that time to talk about a Logan's Run remake. Again. Everyone under the sun has been mentioned for this remake, and last we heard Bioshock creator Ken Levine was being passed up for "a fresh writer to develop the film for a female lead." That may or may not still be the case, but we at least have a name attached to the production; Simon Kinberg. Kinberg is a name... Read More...
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‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Back on Track at Warner Bros.

‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Back on Track at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is making another swing at “Logan's Run” with Simon Kinberg on board to write a treatment for the remake of the sci-fi actioner.

Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver, who was based at Warners until three years ago. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool.”

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 Schwenke and James McTeigue associated at various points as possible directors.

The 1976 original pic, released by MGM and based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, starred Michael York as a man who tries to outrun cops
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Logan's Run remake now being developed for a female lead

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A remake of Logan's Run has been in the works since the mid-1990s with various actors, directors and screenwriters attached to the sci-fi project over the years, including (most recently) Ryan Gosling and his Drive and Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn.  Last we knew Warner Bros. had hired BioShock creator Ken Levine to write the script, but now Tracking Board is reporting that the studio is "hunting down a fresh writer to develop the film for a...
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BioShock movie domains registered by Sony

Sony Pictures has registered a number of BioShock movie-related domains.

Kotaku discovered that bioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net, and bio-shock.net have all been snapped up by the studio in the past month.

Universal had previously been linked to an adaptation of the 2007 first-person shooter, but the project was hit with multiple setbacks, including disputes over awarding it an R rating and the departure of two directors.

Series creator Ken Levine then put a dampener on fan hopes, after admitting he had made the decision to "kill" the project last year.

" It's weird, having been a scriptwriter... begging for any rewrite of a script, to then [go to] being in the position where you're killing a movie of one of the things you've worked so much on," he told the audience at a 2013 BAFTA Q&A for BioShock Infinite.

"It was saying... I don't need to compromise... I had the world.

"The [BioShock] world existed,
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