“Bioshock” Creator Ken Levine Tapped to Write “Logan’s Run” Reboot
by Dan Casey on June 19, 2013
Bioshock creator and Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine has been asked to put his considerable talents towards writing a reboot of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan’s Run. According to Deadline, Logan’s Run is a “passion project” for Levine, but, despite his new gig, he will continue to work on games with the fine folks over at Irrational, which is great news, because we don’t want to wait three more years for another Bioshock (or a Freedom Force reboot. Just sayin’).
For those of you not familiar with the film, Logan’s Run, based on a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, takes place in a futuristic world where humankind is only allowed to live to the age of 30 before they must willingly sacrifice themselves to preserve resources. Logan, our hero, is a Sandman, one of the police officers in charge of tracking down the Runners, a name given to those who attempt to escape their fate. That is, until Logan comes of age and realizes just what the Runners are running from.
The project has long been in development, with directors like X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer and Drive‘s Nicholas Winding Refn were eyed for the project. Perhaps a fresh set of eyes like Levine’s that are attuned to the dystopian is just what the project needs to get off the ground. We’re pretty sure Levine has a screenwriting vigor stashed away somewhere.
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