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Logan's Run and Monster Squad remakes get some writers

06.17.2010

If you're hoping Hollywood will start churning out some original stories, this is not the article to read. A pair of remakes are rolling forward and have brought in wordsmiths to craft dialogue, layered characters and carefully structured commercially viable scripts.

The update of the 80s cheese fave MONSTER SQUAD has a script coming from cousins Mark and Brian Gunn (of the upcoming JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH sequel). Brian is the bro of filmmaker James Gunn (SLITHER), so let's hope it runs in the family. Rob Cohen (who produced the original) is directing the flick from Paramount and Platinum Dunes.

Fred Dekker's original flick (co-written by LETHAL WEAPON guy Shane Black and featuring FX work by Stan Winston) involves a group of middle-school misfits obsessed with creatures of the night. When Dracula blows into town for some evildoing with Frankenstein's monster, Wolfman (nards), the Mummy and Gill-Man as his henchmen, it's up to the adolescent fiend-fighters to send Drac and his cronies back to the hell that spawned them.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has brought in Alex Garland to pen the new version of LOGAN'S RUN. Garland knows his sci-fi -- he also wrote 28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE, the discarded HALO and the upcoming redo of JUDGE DREDD. Commercial director Carl Rinsch is the latest to take the reins (Bryan Singer and TRON LEGACY director Joseph Kosinski previously warmed the chair during the project's lengthy development).

LOGAN’S RUN (based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson) is set in a futuristic society where gem-palmed citizens willingly die at a certain age as a means of population control. Logan is a “Sandman”, a law officer sent to hunt humans who escape the city to continue existing after their designated death day, and while on the hunt he ultimately discovers plenty of reasons to keep living.
Extra Tidbit: The Gregory Harrison-starring LOGAN'S RUN TV spinoff only lasted 14 episodes.
Source: Heat Vision

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1:10AM on 06/18/2010
i second the sigh.
i second the sigh.
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10:58PM on 06/17/2010
In regrads to both, that's some damn good talent. I just might be looking forward to these, but am still mighty skeptical.
In regrads to both, that's some damn good talent. I just might be looking forward to these, but am still mighty skeptical.
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1:15PM on 06/17/2010
sigh.
sigh.
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11:00AM on 06/17/2010

I hate Platinum Dunes...

Wtf, now they are gonna ruin Monster Squad. I will rip out some throats Macgruber style if they turn everyone emo and nothing happens.
Wtf, now they are gonna ruin Monster Squad. I will rip out some throats Macgruber style if they turn everyone emo and nothing happens.
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10:09AM on 06/17/2010
There is a lot of potential with those movies. Logan's run if given a decent sizeable budget could be classic oscar bait material with a nice adventure and good message. As for monster squad, scrap the kiddies and go with something darker. A detective working a string of murders and disappearences discovers they may all be linked to a horrifying attempt to bring to life several monsters long believe to be fairy tales.
There is a lot of potential with those movies. Logan's run if given a decent sizeable budget could be classic oscar bait material with a nice adventure and good message. As for monster squad, scrap the kiddies and go with something darker. A detective working a string of murders and disappearences discovers they may all be linked to a horrifying attempt to bring to life several monsters long believe to be fairy tales.
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7:40AM on 06/17/2010

i'm all for

a logans run remake, how about zpg and the prisoner as well, not fucking monster squad.
a logans run remake, how about zpg and the prisoner as well, not fucking monster squad.
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7:28AM on 06/17/2010
Hi, we're Hollywood and while stuck in the creative process, we're just gonna shove some remakes down your throat to keep you content.
Hi, we're Hollywood and while stuck in the creative process, we're just gonna shove some remakes down your throat to keep you content.
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4:36AM on 06/17/2010
I'm all for a Logan's Run remake. I only just saw the original a few years ago and while the basic outline of the story has promise, the movie was terribly dated and I can't say I enjoyed it much. If one movie needed to be updated, this is it.
I'm all for a Logan's Run remake. I only just saw the original a few years ago and while the basic outline of the story has promise, the movie was terribly dated and I can't say I enjoyed it much. If one movie needed to be updated, this is it.
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1:05AM on 06/17/2010
Um, okay, okay, not half bad news.
Um, okay, okay, not half bad news.
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12:23AM on 06/17/2010
Logan's Run sounds really really cool. Wouldn't mind an updated version of this movie, possibly starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Logan's Run sounds really really cool. Wouldn't mind an updated version of this movie, possibly starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.
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12:21AM on 06/17/2010
Is that discarded HALO script floating around anywhere online?
Is that discarded HALO script floating around anywhere online?
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