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Ryan Gosling talks Logan's Run remake

09.14.2011

With actor Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn gathering plenty of critical attention for their action-drama DRIVE, we're wondering what they can do with their next collaboration.

The duo are updating LOGAN'S RUN, the sci-fi novel previously adapted as a cheesy 1976 movie with Michael York and AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON babe Jenny Agutter.

And no one is more aware of that pungent cheese odor than Gosling. When asked if their version would draw influence from the first movie, the actor tells flixist: "No, because it’s so different from our idea for LOGAN'S and we want to go back more to the book. Also, we have other ideas. And that film was shot in a mall in the 70s. I can’t see how it would influence us. I’ve been really enjoying the process of developing it. We’re focusing on that. We’re trying to create this world and make a movie we want to see, like we did with DRIVE."

LOGAN’S RUN (based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson) was set in a futuristic society where gem-palmed citizens willingly die at a certain age (21 in the book, 30 in the movie) 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 reasons to keep living.

Bryan Singer, Carl Rinsch (47 RONIN) and Joseph Kosinski (TRON LEGACY) have all been attached to direct during the project's lengthy development.

Extra Tidbit: The 70s LOGAN'S RUN TV series featured a surprising amount of panty shots.
Source: flixist

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4:40AM on 09/16/2011

Having read the books...

... I hope Jessica(the female lead)doesn't get raped nearly as much. Seriously, has anyone else read these? They're worth perusal but they are INSANE. Spoiler in my next reply.
... I hope Jessica(the female lead)doesn't get raped nearly as much. Seriously, has anyone else read these? They're worth perusal but they are INSANE. Spoiler in my next reply.
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4:43AM on 09/16/2011
So Logan and Jessica have a son. He gets killed by this gang of Marauder-types. Then they have another kid and give it the same name as the DEAD ONE. Van Gogh's parents did the same thing. Crazy. Rant over.
So Logan and Jessica have a son. He gets killed by this gang of Marauder-types. Then they have another kid and give it the same name as the DEAD ONE. Van Gogh's parents did the same thing. Crazy. Rant over.
1:22AM on 09/16/2011

Also...

I'll add that NWR turned down the opportunity to direct a major Hollywood film with Harrison Ford, because Harrison wouldnt agree that his character should die at the end. NWR walked away from the project (literally just because of that...or that's how it sounds when he tells the story) so I feel like something felt right about this project since he is still involved and planning to go forward with directing. One of them is Ryan Gosling, someone who he is great friends with and admires for his
I'll add that NWR turned down the opportunity to direct a major Hollywood film with Harrison Ford, because Harrison wouldnt agree that his character should die at the end. NWR walked away from the project (literally just because of that...or that's how it sounds when he tells the story) so I feel like something felt right about this project since he is still involved and planning to go forward with directing. One of them is Ryan Gosling, someone who he is great friends with and admires for his acting
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6:58PM on 09/15/2011

I wasn't happy for this remake...

But I'm sure as fuck now am. Gosling owns, he will be so good and refn is directing this could turn out to be an amazing remake. I love the one from the 70s
But I'm sure as fuck now am. Gosling owns, he will be so good and refn is directing this could turn out to be an amazing remake. I love the one from the 70s
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9:09AM on 09/15/2011
Actually like this idea. The book Logan's Run was based on is supposedly vastly different then the film version so, this new version shouldn't feel like just a retread. Also think Gosling is a good choice for the lead. He got my attention in Blue Valentine and hasn't disappointed in a film yet. This could be really good.
Actually like this idea. The book Logan's Run was based on is supposedly vastly different then the film version so, this new version shouldn't feel like just a retread. Also think Gosling is a good choice for the lead. He got my attention in Blue Valentine and hasn't disappointed in a film yet. This could be really good.
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1:02AM on 09/15/2011

Finally...

I've been waiting for Ryan Gosling to get himself into action, he's definitely built for it. Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock was OK, and Half Nelson shows he can act. But I've really wanted to see him in action. I hope he pulls this off.
I've been waiting for Ryan Gosling to get himself into action, he's definitely built for it. Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock was OK, and Half Nelson shows he can act. But I've really wanted to see him in action. I hope he pulls this off.
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12:44AM on 09/15/2011
Gosling was great in The Notebook and has been picky with his roles since then to avoid the chick-flick rep. I respect that. Reminds me of DiCaprio after Titanic. I hope Gosling continues to change it up in the future.
Gosling was great in The Notebook and has been picky with his roles since then to avoid the chick-flick rep. I respect that. Reminds me of DiCaprio after Titanic. I hope Gosling continues to change it up in the future.
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10:59PM on 09/14/2011

DRIVE

Saw DRIVE this evening and it's fantastic. After hearing Nicolas Winding Refn tell the story of how the movie was made, and his unwillingness to cave to film executives (or producers) demands, I have full faith in this movie. And Ryan Gosling has become quite an interesting actor.
Saw DRIVE this evening and it's fantastic. After hearing Nicolas Winding Refn tell the story of how the movie was made, and his unwillingness to cave to film executives (or producers) demands, I have full faith in this movie. And Ryan Gosling has become quite an interesting actor.
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10:53PM on 09/14/2011
Gosling is too much of a sissy boy for anything other than a chick flick.
Gosling is too much of a sissy boy for anything other than a chick flick.
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11:02AM on 09/15/2011
For a second it looked like Bruce Willis himself was calling Ryan Gosling a sissy boy. lol
For a second it looked like Bruce Willis himself was calling Ryan Gosling a sissy boy. lol
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10:29PM on 09/14/2011
Anyone already tired of "We're going to go back to the book" being thrown around when remakes are in the works?
Anyone already tired of "We're going to go back to the book" being thrown around when remakes are in the works?
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11:56PM on 09/14/2011
Nope.
Nope.
8:22AM on 09/15/2011
no.
no.
9:06AM on 09/15/2011
At least with returning to the source material, especially this case, you have a chance for a remake that is almost a completely different film. As different as Carpenter's Thing was from Hawks' Thing.
At least with returning to the source material, especially this case, you have a chance for a remake that is almost a completely different film. As different as Carpenter's Thing was from Hawks' Thing.
11:16AM on 09/15/2011
No not as long as it's a good book that the source material comes from. With thatbsaid I do understand what you are saying. It's much better than hearing "we are gonna base it on the Milton Bradley board game"
No not as long as it's a good book that the source material comes from. With thatbsaid I do understand what you are saying. It's much better than hearing "we are gonna base it on the Milton Bradley board game"
12:27PM on 09/15/2011
It's better than hearing "We're going to go back to the original Disney Word ride for our inspiration."
It's better than hearing "We're going to go back to the original Disney Word ride for our inspiration."
4:36PM on 09/15/2011
Has everyone already forgotten Let Me In?

"We'll go back to the source!" -proceeds to make the same movie-
Has everyone already forgotten Let Me In?

"We'll go back to the source!" -proceeds to make the same movie-
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