Gosling to remake Logan's Run?
Published 11/02/2011 | 12:17
Ryan Gosling could soon be going into the future with a Logan's Run remake.
The Blue Valentine star may reunite with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for a new version of the 1976 futuristic drama, about a man who tries to outrun a mandatory death sentence that awaits all 30-year olds, reported Deadline.
Ryan, who shot to fame after starring in romantic tearjerker The Notebook, would apparently play 'Sandman' Logan 5, originally played by Michael York.
His job is to put residents trying to escape from death to permanent sleep, the downside of the blissful existence in the domed city that protects the inhabitants who survived a 23rd Century apocalypse.
Work on the remake has been under way for over a decade. Warner Bros began development in the mid-1990s. Bryan Singer was brought in in 2004, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts in 2006.
Tron Legacy's Joseph Kosinski was hired as the new director in 2007 before moving on, and Carl Erik Rinsch got the job in 2010. But there is hope that Nicolas, most known for Bronson and Valhalla Rising, could turn the film's fortunes around.
Ryan, who takes the lead in Drive, has praised the filmmaker, saying: "I think Nicolas Winding Refn is a very special filmmaker."