Warner Bros. may have found a director and star for its long-gestating re-adaptation of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 sci-fi novel Logan’s Run. Deadline is reporting that Nicolas Winding Refn will direct, reteaming with his Drive leading man, Ryan Gosling.
Gosling will potentialy star as Logan 5 (a role played by Michael York in the 1976 adaptation) a police officer called a “Sandman” who, in the futuristic society of the story, is responsible for hunting down “runners”: those who refuse to submit when, at age thirty (21 in the novel), they’re removed from society.
The original film also starred Jenny Agutter and featured appearances by Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov. It was also the basis for a spinoff television series while the novel itself launched two sequels, “Logan’s World” and “Logan’s Search.”