Logan’s Run: Remake of Cult Sci-Fi, Penned by Simon Kinberg

Warners is planning a remake of Logan’s Run with Simon Kinberg to write a treatment for the cult the sci-fi actioner.

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

Carl Rinsch was in talks to direct Logan’s Run for Warner with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing a story about a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday. It had been in development at Warners for more decade with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue as possible directors.

The 1976 original picture, 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 who kill everyone who reaches 30 to alleviate overpopulation. Michael Anderson directed with Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett co-starring.