Will Beall (former L.A. cop-turned and writer of Gangster Squad) is in negotiations to pen Logan's Run. His Gangster Squad script was also just greenlit for Warner Bros. The long gestating project has recently gotten some new life when producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman lined up Ryan Gosling to star and Nicolas Winding Refn to direct the sci-fi action movie.
The project is based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan that was adapted memorably into the 1976 feature starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett. The story is set in "a future society where people are executed upon reaching a certain age and those that seek to avoid their fate are deemed "Runners." The character of Logan is one of those executioners, known as the Sandmen, who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners."
The project has seen several directors come and go, with the same applying to writers (Alex Garland was the writer prior to Refn and Gosling coming on board.)
I am interested in seeing Gangster Squad and now Logan's Run now that Beall is involved. What are your thoughts on this news?