The 1976 sci-fi cult classic is getting another shot at production with the help of Irrational Games co-founder and ultimate videogame Big Daddy Ken Levine.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. enlisted Levine for the script, based on William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 dystopian novel. The story is set in the year 2116 when all people are ordered to be willingly executed at 21 as a means of population control. Those who try to flee are called “runners.” The original film, directed by Michael Anderson, takes place in an world where the maximum age is 30 and all humans reside inside a large domed city.
The reboot has been in the works for some time, with names such as X-Men’s Bryan Singer, Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn and actor Ryan Gosling attached to the project. Levine, who began his career as a screenwriter and playwright, now returns to his writing roots after a time of immersing himself in the videogame realm.
But never fear, gamers. Levine will continue to helm Irrational Games and keep his foot in the door of the gaming world. As the brain behind BioShock, Levine recently contributed to the game’s latest manifestation, BioShock Infinite, which was released March 26. No word yet on whether BioShock: The Movie will ever be a thing.
You can watch the trailer for the original Logan’s Run below.