Rinsch Exits Logan’s Run Director’s Chair

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Carl Eric Rinsch is not on board to direct Logan’s Run for Warner Bros. Pictures anymore. Instead he will devote his energy on Universal’s 47 Ronin, which is a go picture.

To star Keanu Reeves, 47 Ronin is an epic period film based on the true tale of a band of samurai swordsmen who avenged the death of their master in 18th century Japan. It is scheduled for a November 21, 2012 release.

Logan’s Run is expected to be low-tech science fiction in a futuristic setting and hew closer to the book than the 1976 movie. The premise sees 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.

Warner Bros. has not set a release date yet for the film, which was was written by Alex Garland.