Logan’s Run script getting redo by 28 Days Later screenwriter

Alex Garland, who wrote the Danny Boyle films 28 Days Later and Sunshine, is in talks to take a crack at the long-in-development Logan’s Run remake for Warner Bros., according to HeatVisionBlog.

The 1976 film starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett, was based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. According to the report, the book’s expanded world are what producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are looking to expand on from the original film.

Last month Warners began talking with commercials director Carl Rinsch about directing the project, which has been in development hell for years, with multiple filmmakers attached, including Bryan Singer and V For Vendetta director James McTeigue.

Logan’s Run is set in a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman forced to go on the run.