Sandman Concept Art From Unproduced LOGAN'S RUN Remake
Conceptual illustrator Ed Natividad ("The Amazing Spider-Man"), has updated his website with a few pieces of concept art from an abandoned Logan's Run remake. It features an updated look for the Sandmen and their pursuit vehicles. Hit the jump to check it out.
For many years, Warner Bros. has tried multiple times to develop a remake to the cult classic 1976 science-fiction film, Logan's Run. The film was based on 1967 book of the same name, written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. In the mid-90's, Joel Silver was brought in to write and direct a remake, but that didn't happen. Then in 2004, Bryan Signer was brought in to work on it, but that didn't happen. In 2007, WB hired Joseph Kosinski ("Oblivion") to work on a low-budget version, but that stalled out and Kosinki moved onto Tron: Legacy. In 2010, Carl Erik Rinsch was hired to direct, but left the project to work on 47 Ronin. In 2011, Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, was hired. Of course that too never materialized, but did come close as they at least had Ryan Gosling and Rose Byrne lined up to star in it. In June of last year, Bioshock creator Ken Levine was hired to pen a new screenplay. There has been no update on the project since then.
For those not familiar with Logan's Run, I'll give you a brief rundown. After an apocalyptic event in the 23rd century, survivors created a new hedonistic society inside of a domed city. Life appeared to be blissful in their bubbled environment, but their pleasure comes at a high price. They kill everyone who reaches the age of thirty. In the book, they kill everyone that reaches the age of 21. This is done to prevent overpopulation, as they have to manage their limited resources. Most of the citizens accept this way of life, and are vaporized in a final ritual known as Carrousel. Not everyone is okay with this form of population control and they choose to run. It is then up to the Sandmen to hunt down the runners. The plot kicks into motion when Logan 5 (Michael York), a Sandman becomes a runner.
Down below you'll find concept art from an abandoned Logan's Run remake, created by conceptual illustrator Ed Natividad ("Oblivion"). The three images include vehicle designs for Sandman's Interceptor. You'll also notice that the date (2009) on these designs indicate that these images were created for the remake director Joseph Kosinski was working on, with Children of Men screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton. Only thing we know about it was that it would've featured low-tech and the plot would've tried to be more faithful to the novel.
Fun fact: actress Jenny Agutter, who played Jessica 6 (pictured above) in Logan's Run, was the older female council member in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that surprises everyone with her youthful buttkicking skills.
"Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow. In the Year of the City 2274, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That's when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen's first use of laser holography provides some of the sci-fi kicks in this post-apocalyptic saga honored with a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects. Michael York plays Logan 5, a government Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can."
Cast: Michael York as Logan, Richard Jordan as Francis, Jenny Agutter as Jessica 6, Roscoe Lee Browne as Box, Farrah Fawcett as Holly, Michael Anderson Jr. as Doc, Peter Ustinov as Old Man,
Lara Lindsay as The Woman Runner, Gary Morgan as Billy, Michelle Stacy as Mary 2,
David Westberg as Sandman and Greg Lewis as Cub.
Director: Michael Anderson * Screenplay: David Zelag Goodman
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