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.

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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
Source: Ed Natividad
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SuperCat - 4/17/2014, 7:53 PM
Wish this movie was made. Vaguely remember the original.
Nick56 - 4/17/2014, 7:54 PM
Man I would've loved a remake of Logan's Run. The original is good but doesn't really hold up too well. Would have really liked to have seen a new interpretation of the material
MightyZeus - 4/17/2014, 8:01 PM
Amazing concept art. A remake would be great.
Nick56 - 4/17/2014, 8:05 PM
Also, Gosling and Byrne would have made a perfect duo onscreen. Damn is that disappointing, Rose Byrne is one of my favourite actresses. Really hope this gets made some day.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/17/2014, 8:05 PM
Wow that last one looks mad.

Awesome art.

If they do this, I hope they do it gritty and really sci fi.
wookiefit76 - 4/17/2014, 8:10 PM
That last pic of the bike looks like the real version of the speeder bike.


csdot - 4/17/2014, 8:16 PM
Jenny Agutter was in Avengers too
nailbiter111 - 4/17/2014, 8:29 PM
csdot - you get a cookie
BlackIceJoe - 4/17/2014, 8:33 PM
If this ever does get remade I hope it stays more truthful to the book. If it does it even opens up doors for a sequel.

Joseph Kosinski & Carl Rinsch are two directors I want to see make comic book movies. Both could pull off an awesome Aquaman or Green Lantern Corps movie.
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 8:36 PM
Damn. At first I thought you meant JGL Sandman.
JoeMomma29 - 4/17/2014, 8:49 PM
Loved the original movie
soforizo - 4/17/2014, 9:47 PM
Never saw the original, but the concept is good.
AMPworx - 4/17/2014, 10:08 PM
"Runner"
AMPworx - 4/17/2014, 10:09 PM
"It's my job........to freeze you"
AMPworx - 4/17/2014, 10:10 PM
"There-izzzzz-nooo-sanctuary"
AMPworx - 4/17/2014, 10:12 PM
"You don't have to die. Look the crystal it's clear!"
AMPworx - 4/17/2014, 10:14 PM
For years I have been wishing for someone to do to a proper remake of this movie......well I guess I better keep wishing......that sux
wavehunter - 4/17/2014, 10:19 PM
Jenny Agutter was also in An American Werewolf in London as well.
wavehunter - 4/17/2014, 10:21 PM
I have the original on DVD. Story was great but the effects were low budget. Still, the story made up for it. Kinda like Star Trek TOS.
BreadPitt - 4/17/2014, 10:26 PM
Oh shit! There is other news to distract us!
Dunejedi - 4/17/2014, 10:51 PM
@csdot, and she was kicking some ass in CA:TWS. I mean, they give Black Widow the credit, but she got to lay it down. And the get-up they have her running around in in Logan's Run? Definitely worth checking out.
Dunejedi - 4/17/2014, 10:52 PM
@wavehunter, good call. My all-time fave Werewolf flick.
Podex - 4/18/2014, 12:56 AM
Sandman vs. Logan
Danbojohnj - 4/18/2014, 1:04 AM
Jenny Agutter is some vintage bintage.
GUNSMITH - 4/18/2014, 2:46 AM
SEE THIS MOVIE..THIS MOVIE I WANNA SEE A REMAKE..
Enphlieuwince - 4/18/2014, 4:04 AM
I love it. Never seen this one so I don't know what I'm comparing it to though.
Enphlieuwince - 4/18/2014, 4:05 AM
Oh, guess I could've watched the trailer.
LEEE777 - 4/18/2014, 4:10 AM
This looks like TRON...glad it ain't made, rather see the VERTIGO SANDMAN movie yo :p

LOGAN'S RUN original holds up pretty good still and a cult Hollywood classic.


Those designs would be great for a DREDD 2 tho? ; D

manofmidgard - 4/18/2014, 5:08 AM
its a shame this was abandoned, sounds cool. I remember the old one. it was awesome back in the day. (I guess I am showing my age, heh) I recently rewatched it. I can't say that it was as good as I remembered but then again I am spoiled by today's effects and technology. a remake would have been awesome.

ICEMAN5151 - 4/18/2014, 5:23 AM
Soylent green needs to be remade as well!
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/18/2014, 5:26 AM
Bioshock writer/creator is writing the screenplay. Nuff' said
ICEMAN5151 - 4/18/2014, 5:31 AM
speaking of telling ages, this reminds me of my childhood and Buck Rogers (TV) omega man(i am legend). the effects weren't awesome, but the idea was great and at that point in tv/film it was superb. then came STAR WARS and just messed my head all up.thanks george!
bsgbumpersticker - 4/18/2014, 5:54 AM
Good concept art but not for Logan's Run. Sandmen just need a uniform so they blend with citizens but can be identified as police.

Also what is it with movies giving characters helmets that don't wear helmets but then taking away the helmet from the characters that do have helmets.

IcemanX - 4/18/2014, 6:21 AM
The Movie was Very good, but the Robot looked so cheap, we Need a remake
haroldthehand - 4/18/2014, 8:09 AM
The concept art looks cool but.. We live in a dome and have limited resources so lets build these super high tech flying sky cycles.

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