While no specific reason was given, Variety‘s Justin Kroll posted on Twitter that Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the Logan’s Run movie. There’s no word whether his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn will still direct as was previously reported.
The 1976 original starred Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett. It was based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. 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.
The new Warner Bros. movie is expected to be low-tech science fiction in a futuristic setting and hew closer to the book than the 1976 movie.