Remake time again ladies and gentleman. This time it is Logan’s Run up for the chopping block. When will these stories stop coming?!
To begin with, I think it might be worth recapping the plot of the original film. Logan’s Run took place in a post-apocalyptic world, where the remnants of humanity had been sealed inside domes. Their lives inside where idyllic, however, once someone reached the age of 30, they have to die. The film focuses on Logan, and his escape from this society.
So, onto the reboot. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is currently working on a script for the film. In a recent interview, he stated that he viewed the film as “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.”
In all fairness, this statement is not as insane as it initially sounds. While Logan’s Run was a tight two-hour movie, it is based off a book that had a number of sequels and spin-offs. When viewed like this, you can get an idea for what Kinberg would want to do with the franchise and what his approach to it would be.
When looked at through this lens, I do not think this is actually a terrible idea, but I would need to hear more about it, before coming to any sort of conclusion. For the moment though, I have certainly heard of worse plans for remaking films. At least this one seems to be thought out.