Bioshock's Ken Levine writing Logan's Run movie remake

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49 Responses to “Bioshock's Ken Levine writing Logan's Run movie remake”

  1. Brainspore says:

    “Remake” or “renew?

  2. theophrastvs says:

    they can’t possibly provide “Box” with a better voice than that of  Roscoe Lee Browne …nope.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      There seems to be a Soylent Green tie-in there because Box is the fish man who processes (paraphrase) “fish, plankton, protein from the sea” but the seas died and now IT’S PEOPLE!!!!

  3. tyger11 says:

    I wonder if they’ll change the maximum age to the novel’s 21 instead of the original film’s 30.

  4. Just had my original novels (well, novellas) signed my Mr. Nolan. He’s working on two more books with co-authors, as well as trying to get the original books back in print.

    I just hope Mr. Levine doesn’t turn it into Bioshock…

  5. Stay_Sane_Inside_Insanity says:

    Full title: Logan’s Running and Gunning, Eating From Bins, Listening to Audio Diaries

  6. i love logan’s run….i hate hollywood.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      If I had to live in an endless shopping mall full of people wearing shorty nightgowns, I’d probably ask to be euthanized.

  7. davehotstream says:

    It’s been many years since I read the original novel, but I remember it being one awesomely messed-up book. It would be great if someone did a movie closer to the source material, although if that couldn’t be managed in the 70s there’s probably not much hope of it happening now.

    • Brainspore says:

      Part of the reason the movie worked so well in the 70s was that youth-led social movements were still very active and relevant. The original novel was written only a few years after Jack Weinberg famously coined the phrase “Don’t trust anyone over 30!”

  8. Nash Rambler says:

    Man, that preview of the original “Logan’s Run” makes me realize just how much material “Battlestar Galactica” and “Buck Rogers” ripped off.  My childhood television memories are based on pure thievery!

  9. artao says:

    is nothing sacred?

  10. Deidzoeb says:

    The version with Michael York is a remake too. The original was actually a 13 part cliffhanger serial filmed in 1936.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d40BU1NXB_Q

  11. Neil Cochrane says:

    Looks like trailers in the seventies still gave the entire plot away! 
    Isn’t part of the fun of Logan’s Run finding out exactly what is outside the dome?The trailer is three minutes long too!

  12. That Neil Guy says:

    This is sort of shameless, I know, but I recently recorded myself singing two Logan’s Run themes, both of which mysteriously had lyrics.

    First is Jerry Goldsmith’s love theme from the original film.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8DJ3qY-FY

    The second is the theme from the Logan’s Run TV show, which I recently discovered also had lyrics. They’re just as terrible as Roddenberry’s lyrics to the original Star Trek theme.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsnA-RNnLHg

    I apologize for the self-promotion and for embarrassing my children by posting these things for the world to see.

    • bombblastlightningwaltz says:

      Could I recommend using a back drop during the video proforma? Near the end you really cracked with intention. Bravo. 

      I love the Logan’s Run film, my anut and uncle took our family(young kids) too see it in the 70′s. They faked going too a PG film with tickets and sneaked us all in, 3 tweenies in tow. Back in the day smoking was allowed in movie theaters. 

      As a second hand stoner the movie seemed too ask a lot of important questions in terms of personal liberty and freedom.

  13. IronEdithKidd says:

    What a coincidence, just yesterday I was wondering what Hollywood was going to ruin next.  

  14. dstesnwttntnltrntlw says:

    As I understand it, the plan isn’t to remake the movie, it’s to give the book a proper adaptation. The distinction is pretty important.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Will they do the scene where he’s tortured with Everlove, which is like Viagra except the priapism last more than four hours?

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Priapism isn’t diagnosed until four hours.

        • Deidzoeb says:

          “Priapism isn’t diagnosed until four hours.” … he said, knowingly. ;)

          • Preston Sturges says:

            It’s diagnosed when the math teacher calls you to the blackboard. 

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            I worked on a urology floor. Although priapism wasn’t usually an inpatient problem. I think that naturally occurring priapism is really uncommon.

          • Preston Sturges says:

            The point of Everlove was not that it created a priapism but that it caused satyriasis for males. Since the book was written in the 60′s, Everlove was probably modeled on the folkloric description of Spanish Fly, where someone is dosed with the stuff and then uses sex to try to relieve the irritation.  Logan had numerous orgasms, which become increasingly painful after the second one. 

        • Andy Simmons says:

          And here I thought priapism was diagnosed at the point that the patient runs out of things to do with an unwavering erection.

          Yeah, I guess that’d take about four hours.

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            And here I thought priapism was diagnosed at the point that the patient runs out of things to do with an unwavering erection.

            I understand what each separate word in this sentence means, but the implications of the totality are inconceivable.

          • Deidzoeb says:

            That’s not called priapism. That’s a Rusty Venture.

  15. Preston Sturges says:

    Logan5 meets Jessica6 on “The Circuit” which I think was the invention of  ChatRoulette

  16. Preston Sturges says:

    Notice that when we meet Jessica 6  (Jenny Agutter) she is clearly not wearing panties, but when the plot requires more climbing around she wears a pair of granny bloomers.

  17. David says:

    When I saw this film I definitely felt they didn’t spend enough time detailing “the circuit” or holding the camera steady when Jessica6 needed to put on the furs when they met Box.

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