It’s been a while since there was any movement on the Logan’s Run remake, with the last word coming in 2013. Back then, we reported that BioShock creator Ken Levine had been hired to write the script, but—in a move befitting the guy behind BioShock Infinite and its endless delays—we haven’t heard anything about it since then. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that Levine and his take on the project have quietly drifted into the ocean, and Warner Bros. has hired Simon Kinberg to write and produce instead. Kinberg will be putting together the “story and treatment,” but someone else will be brought in at a later date to write the actual script. (Wait by your phone, Levine!)
Kinberg, being a writer/producer, isn’t the most famous guy in Hollywood, but he has his finger in a lot of geek-friendly pies. He’s a writer/producer on Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, he’s writing/producing one of the upcoming Star Wars anthology movies, and he’s an executive producer on the Star Wars Rebels cartoon. As positive as that may sound, this Logan’s Run remake has already burned through a ton of famous people (Bryan Singer, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Ryan Gosling to name a few), so Kinberg should still probably watch his back.