The good news that Carl Erik Rinsch has jumped aboard the Logan’s Run remake is further compunded by the news today that Warner Bros have enlisted the services of novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland to adapt the story.

Bear in mind that this is not a remake of the 1976 film which starred Michael York and Jenny Agutter, it is a return to original source material – the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Therefore the city scenes which occupied a lot of screen time in the film version will give way to the actual ‘run’ which, in the book, takes place mostly outside – so we can expect to see a lot of that – and I won’t spoil it but if you’ve seen the film you’l know how it was handled there.

Exciting news as Garland’s track record (and collaboration with Danny Boyle) is an excellent one and I can’t wait to see his work on Mark Romanek’s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. With 28 Days Later and Sunshine in his pockets already Garland is well versed in sci fi of a more ideas based bent and with a novel like Logan’s Run this is undoubtedly a bonus.

HeatVision spake thus here.