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Simon Kinberg signs on to Logan’s Run remake…

March 5th, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

 

A remake of Logans run has been mooted for a long time and finally a new creative team has reportedly been contracted to bring the classic Sci-Fi movie back to the silver screen

Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) is apparently in line to direct and according to reports he is also “currently writing a forthcoming Star Wars movie”.

Kinberg was announced as a writer of a Star Wars movie all the way back in the heady old days of 2012 soon after Disney bought Lucasfilm, although it was never confirmed, the Hollywood scuttlebutt was he was writing the Boba Fett movie that was unfortunately put on hold when Josh Trank – of the not so Fantastic 4 Reboot- left the project.

At the time, Kinberg remained close to Lucasfilm where he consulted on The Force Awakens and as a producer/writer on Star Wars: Rebels. If Deadline, which first reported this Logan’s Run news, is right, it sounds like the Boba Fett film could be back on — or news of other upcoming Star Wars movies could be imminent.

Deadline also reports that Warner Bros. has just closed a deal with Kinberg to direct the remake from a script for Logan’s Run by Peter Craig, who adapted The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.

The original Logan’s Run came out in 1976 and was adapted from the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.

Set in a dystopian future where balance is kept by killing everyone when they turn 30. That is, until, a character named Logan decides to… run. The original film starred Michael York as Logan 5, but the remake will change things up by having a female lead.

Kinberg is currently finishing the new X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, so you’d imagine Logan’s Run would happen after that. And in between finishing one big movie and starting another, when he’d even have time to write a Star Wars movie is anyone’s guess.

But if there’s one thing movie fans know about Kinberg, it’s that he’s excellent at multi-tasking.

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