LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Alex Garland, the writer behind the Danny Boyle-directed movies “28 Days Later…” and “Sunshine,” is in negotiations to tackle “Logan’s Run.”
Although best remembered as the 1976 film starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett, “Run” began as a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson; it’s the book, which had a greatly expanded world compared to the movie, that Warner Bros. is turning to.
The studio has long been trying to get a movie version off the ground, and late last month began talking with commercials veteran Carl Rinsch to come aboard as director.
“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 who is forced to go on the run.
Garland wrote the novel and screenplay for “The Beach,” launching a fruitful collaboration with Boyle that included 2002′s “28 Days Later…” and 2007′s “Sunshine.” He adapted Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Never Let Me Go” and is a producer on the upcoming Fox Searchlight drama starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield.