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Matt Damon to play Logan 5 in remake of LOGAN'S RUN'

Hey folks, Harry here... I love the original Logan's Run, specifically I love that DVD and the commentaries. I remember back in the seventies, going to conventions and seeing folks actually dressed up in the "Sandman" outfits... and hell, I still have my palm crystals... But then, if you love LOGAN'S RUN, then your crystal is probably black and you've been running for a long time. In all seriousness though... As much as I love the film, the book is just far superior. Nolan & Johnson's LOGAN'S RUN novel is much harsher. First, the film let's ya live till 30, the novel puts ya down at 21. The film has Logan forced to investigate Sanctuary, by having his crystal identify him as a runner... the book has him coming to the point of 'retirement' and wanting more life. Both are wonderful, and a new LOGAN'S RUN film is actually something I'd look forward to. One, Matt Damon is perfect for that character if he gets cast, and the rumor I've heard is that Bryan Singer is the one wanting to direct. Dying to get a glimpse of this script.

Just flicking through one of the recent issues of the Monitor [our newspaper] on the way home on the subway...and read this!

Matt Damon is interested in film that would have him playing a cop of the future who must track down anyone who breaks the law of living past 30. it is a reworking of a 1976 film called "Logans Run".

say it aint so?? first he snags Eva Mendes, then remake rights to one of the great sci-film films? im not sure if you've mentioned this before or not, so ill send it on...

codename rights are all yours...

Box

Also in the realm of Matt Damon, LatinoReview posted up some pics from BOURNE SUPREMACY for the world to look at, so... enjoy...

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  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:45 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Benedicto

    They already had a real-life Logan's Run. It was called Menudo.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:45 p.m. CST

    He looks like a fucking retard with that head, Retard Run!!1

    by harrysoldout

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:46 p.m. CST

    The original is ripe for remaking

    by numberface

    It's dated, awkwards, plodding, silly, (though very sexy). This is the kind of shit they should remake. Flawed originals.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:47 p.m. CST

    TOBY SKLUTE IS FIRST!!!

    by turbonerd

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:50 p.m. CST

    remake

    by gredenko

    i could go for a remake of Logan's Run, but it would be much more interesting if someone in hollywood had an original idea. talk about flawed originals... where's the remake of They Live without the Roddy Piper nonsense and with Shepard Fairey art direction of the alien propaganda? come on, that NEEDS to happen- one of the best ideas for a movie spoiled by the fact that it was produced in the 80s!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:51 p.m. CST

    The bourne Identity was Ok so im not worried.

    by iamarayya

    MF's

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Potato Head Run Potato Head Run Potato Head Run Potato Head Run

    by harrysoldout

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:56 p.m. CST

    New adaptation

    by aigam

    I love the book, I've read it in mid 80's on xero made bootleg translation. I live in Poland and there were not many SciFi books in our bookstores at that time ;-) When I've seen the original movie at TNT (currently TCM) I found it a bit disappointing. I especially missed Crazy Horse monument showdown, maybe in new movie they will include this episode. Anyways Logan's Run is a good SciFi, definatelly worth waiting.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 12:57 p.m. CST

    City of Domes

    by Evil Chicken

    Loved the original! Singer could really breath life into this project. Whoever may be casting this one's GOTTA have Mr. Michael York as the old man in the wasteland. I hope that this one gets off the ground.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Unkowns Vs. Big Heads

    by harrysoldout

    Can't they use a unkown actor for this, I'm so fucking tired of Big Names being attached to every project. Matt Damon is o.k., they could do worse, but it would be so much better if they used an unkown and put that money into the other aspects of the film. Who was Luke Skywalker before Luke Skywalker? Han Solo, etc.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Did Bourne Identity actually make enough money to warrant a sequ

    by mortsleam

    Damon's Run. Wherein an overrated actor is hunted down by the viscious Oscar Police who want to retrieve a gold statuette that he didn't deserve to win.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Gredenko, THEY LIVE

    by DMented

    That's a painful movie to watch. It could have been great without the campy crap (of which the Roddy Piper/Keith David brawl was just a part). How do you make a movie about paranoia and then make us laugh at ourselves at the same time? Like peanut butter and snot, they just don't go together. It was a bad choice of tone. Batman the series with Adam West, or Batman the movie with Michael Keaton: which one commands respect? The one with less camp, that's which. I'd love to see the same thing done for They Live. Carpenter had done some excellent (camp-less) films like The Thing ... why he chose a campy style for They Live escapes me to this day.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:12 p.m. CST

    by SpyGuy

    "First, the film let's (sic) ya live till 30..." Harry, bro, it's time for a little English lesson. "Let's" is a contraction -- short for "Let us." "Lets," meanwhile, refers to giving permission or allowing. So now you know...and knowing is half the battle.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run remake?

    by cmsapp

    Hell yes! Damon's got my vote.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon = PEZ Head.

    by Harrys Man Boobs

    He be in a movie about living Pez dispensers. Think about the money they could save on SFX!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run with Matt Damon?

    by ATARI

    Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:37 p.m. CST

    THEY LIVE

    by gredenko

    i don't know if they live seemed so campy at the time... it was a product of the age. i think it's more like a lame, hollywood action movie that was actually infused wit a bit of cynical satire on the state of consumer culture in america in the 80s. the satire would work so much better without the action heroics and a lead character who can't figure out the very basic premise of what's going on until it's far too late. that was my biggest complaint, that "Nada" was still not getting it after inadvertantly exposing himself and the glasses multiple times. this is dying to be a terry gilliam movie, and again, if you know Shep Fariey's work with Obey Giant, you know he's the man for the art direction!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:45 p.m. CST

    They're just going to ruin it

    by Hervoyel

    Logans Run is a classic and should only be brought back to life under the direction of the only people who really understand it and care about it, the original actors who appeared in it and then never got another job again. Obviously I'm not talking about Michael York because he's got actual employment opportunities. I'm picturing the guy who played Francis coming up with his own website and lame ass trailer to drag around to conventions. He could slowly build up a small but dedicated group of misguided monkeys who think the original was a high point in motion picture history and they could protest loudly over the new version when it comes out. That's the beauty of all these remakes. There's always a fanbase to offend. I can hardly wait to see the fighting over this one. I loved watching the Battlestar Galactica "wars". Watching the fans posture was more fun than either version of the actual show.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Enough with the Goddamn remakes

    by I Dunno

    Anyway, Logan's Run was just like Minority Report, Paycheck, Total Recall, The Sixth Day, etc, etc. One small sci-fi premise that justifies a 2 hour chase scene. Besides, the original had tits in it, you know this one won't.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 1:55 p.m. CST

    It will take a lot more than Matt Damon's interest to get this p

    by Carson Dyle

    The novel Logan's Run is a great sci-fi chase thriller... one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Unfortunately MGM didn't have a clue how to make it work on the screen (Michael York as a ruthless killer?.... gimme a fucking break). As enjoyable as the movie may be in a kitchy, 70's, so-bad-it's-fun sort of way, it bears little resemblance to the book. Joel Silver currently owns the rights to the Logan series, and he's gone through several screenwriters in search of one with a faithful yet fresh take on the material. The problem is how to make the story culturally relevant for a modern audience. The Old vs. Young thing may have been a hot button issue thirty-five years ago, but aging baby boomers and their Gen-X prodigy have narrowed the Generation Gap to the point that it no longer exists. On the other hand, Logan's Run (like Minority Report) does have a lot to say about the perils of living in a police state, which anyone keeping pace with current events must agree is a very timely theme indeed. Unfortunately, there's a glut of this sort of material in various stages of development/ production right now (including absolutely everything Phillip K. Dick ever wrote), and coming up with something audiences haven't seen -- or aren't just about to see -- is going to be tricky.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:04 p.m. CST

    i'd watch a logan's run remake if it had werewolves fighting vam

    by newc0253

    then my childhood dreams would be complete. p.s. i reckon they should revive the logan's run tv series. that was so cool.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I've heard worse news

    by 007-11

    Sometimes remakes are a good thing. Even if they are unnecessary. This sounds like one of the few good remakes. But I liked the "Thomas Crown" remake so I guess I can't really be taken seriously.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:11 p.m. CST

    How about ANYONE as Logan 3

    by neemz

    Logan's Run is a film long overdue for remaking. As numberface says, "This is the kind of shit they should remake. Flawed originals". Maybe now it can be done properly. Like Harry, I love the film but I'm not blind to its many flaws. The script for instance is a poor "reinterpretation" (to put it mildly) of what Nolan and Johnson originally wrote. Bastardization might be more accurate. The direction by Michael Anderson is as flat as a pancake and fritters away most of the opportunities for tension. On the positive side however,Jenny Agutter however looks gorgeous throughout! As to who should play Logan, if they keep the age limit to 30, this automatically gives the film makers a lot more choice, so I'm not too bothered about that alteration from the book. Matt Damon as Logan. Yeah, why not. Could be a lot worse (how about Freddie Prinze Jr as Logan with SMG as Jessica?) The important thing is that the script adheres as far as possible to the original (including Logan's motivations). Also, if he stays with it, Bryan Singer would do wonders for the project.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Hervoyel, Francis (Richard Jordan) is dead

    by Jeditemple

    Richard Jordan died back in 1993, after making "Gettysburg." So, you may need to rethink your post. I think Christian Bale would make a good Francis in the remake.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Francis is dead... REMAKE IS COOOL!

    by airojam

    Hey Hervoyel - The actor who played Francis 7 (Richard Jordan) died of a brain tumor in 1993... so I don't think you will be seeing him at any conventions... but it was a nice way to be mean to poor old Richard Hatch... Personally, I have always loved Logan's Run - the movie... I have the book (I picked it up at a sale) and never read it... but I will now! I can't wait for the remake... The only think about the book as opposed to the movie is that the movie actually makes sense with the whole (can't live past 30) thing... becuase they live in an enclosed enviornment... and need to save their resources... (City of Domes...)... whereas the Book just says something like the kids revolted against the adults...?? or something like that?? I would need a REAL good reason to support the entire planet having to lay their lives down at 21... I think an updated City of Domes would be FREAKIN COOL though... especially if they go kinda groovy like the original movie was (sort of a nod to the art direction...)... just some thoughts...

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:49 p.m. CST

    They should do a movie of "Loderunner" instead.

    by rev_skarekroe

    sk

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Matty's a champ.

    by Cash Bailey

    I like the guy. ROUNDERS is one of the great unsung masterpieces of modern times.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Hervoyel: Francis 7 is dead

    by Oscar Solis

    Richard Jordan, the actor who played Francis 7, died a while back. I believe it was from cancer, not sure. Anyhow, I doubt he would have been dragging himself from one convention to the next, since he had a fairly busy acting career. He was the creepy serial killer in "The Mean Season", starred in "Raise the Titanic", among others. Had he lived I'm sure he would have been playing secondary characters in both small and big budget films, still making a decent living by most people's standards. As to Matt Damon as Logan. Sounds good to me, he's a good actor, although Di Caprio or Jude Law would be just as good. As for Jessica: Kiera Knightly or Jessica Alba. Also the domed city would have to go. Logan's Future (in the novels), has more in common with the future depicted in the "sprawl" series of books & stories by William Gibson: Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic (the story, not the movie), Burning Chrome, etc. Singer would be a great choice, as would Ridley Scott, but since this is a chase story, who better than the guy who directed the greatest chase sequence of all time: George Miller of the Road Warrior. Of course, all this is just fan talk and nonsense. But...

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Lookes interesting.. I'll have to check this out.

    by fun guy

    I just hope they don't have Logan surfing down any stairs or elephant trunks.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Jenny Agutter was so cute in that role...

    by Russman

    Which actress will the machine get to fill that part.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Bourne Identity made close to $130 mil

    by Pvt. Duke

    Doug Liman (Swingers, baby!) is an intelligent man. He obviously knew that a good action movie needs only action, but a great one needs a story. I enjoyed the hell out of The Bourne Identity. Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox - 'NUFF SAID.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 3:41 p.m. CST

    My Logan's Run experience...

    by Cory849

    I turned 30 this year. I knew the basic story of Logan's run so I waited until my birthday to watch it. Logan's Run was the first part of a three part birthday adventure. (1) Watch Logan's Run (2) Steak Dinner with friends (3) Embarrasingly drunk at the Heart and Crown (local Ottawa Irish Pub.) Both the Dinner and the Drunk exceeded expectations. Logan's Run did not. The movie is not a good one. Its special effects are awful - for the time period!!! The Star Trek TV show is earlier and better. At the end Peter Ustinov gets to talk about his cats for waaay too long. I understand the campy appeal of the mobie I guess - but a remake would be awesome. It's a good enough premise that it deserves a way better treatment. Not crazy about Matt Damon in the role. I'd like them to go with a gritty feel - and Damon ain't gritty. And it may end up feeling like "Bourne 2099" because they both involve lotsa chasin' n' runnin'. But it's better than Keanu Constantine and it's definitely better than Basil Exposition. So off we go!

  • ...And look what that got me? Squat! I know that everybody always says "the book was way better than the movie" and a lot of times we just take that for granted. After all a book has hours and hours of reading substance to tell a story that a movie has to condense into a couple hours. However, when a movie does such a poor job at reproducing a book, one can only hope that someone will come along and make it right. I'm hoping that Joel Silver and Bryan Singer (or whoever they get) can make Logan's Run right this time around. The book deserves better. I loved Nolan's Logan's Run and consider it to be one of the greatest of all Sci-Fi literature. I loved the whole Logan's trilogy and look forward to a rumored 4th book in the series being released sometime this year. The movie, as much as I loved it as a child in the 70's, is a joke in comparison to the book. The movie unfortunately fell victim to typical Hollywood butchery. They dumbed it down for a mass audience, and compacted most of the rich and vast world of Logan's Run into a shopping Mall in Dallas, Texas so they wouldn't have to spend any money. Like I mentioned above, I had high hopes for Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes. I hoped it would have been able to reproduce a least a little of the masterpiece that Pierre Boulle wrote in 1963. Instead, it moved even farther away from the original story than the first movie did and became just another mind-numbing excuse for an action movie to draw in the kiddies. I wish the best for a new Logan's Run, but won't be surprised if it gets ruined. Recent remakes like Planet of the Apes and Rollerball don't give me much hope. All most Hollywood-types care about is making the most box office, which almost always sacrifices brilliant story-writing for catchy one-liners to fill the space between big budget action sequences.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 4:01 p.m. CST

    This should be called the good will Logan identity and have hulk

    by guerillatokyo

    There is no sanctuary...Brother!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Matt and Ben sure love their latina women don't they?

    by Terry_1978

    Just sayin', is all.

  • I always thought they were kinda cool. M

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Chris Eliot *is* THE RUNNING GUY

    by vinylsaurus

    Sandman Chris is targeted for "retirement" despite his protests of being only 27, and is forced into a deadly game of cat & mouse with the juggernaut that is Paperboy2000. Brian Doyle Murray plays the cranky old guy who teaches the world to bitch again.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 4:41 p.m. CST

    As long as every walks around in miniskirts, I'm in

    by Big Bad Clone

    You, know I've seen the movie many many times but I can't remember how it ends.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Matt as Logan... And Ben as Francis!

    by Jeditemple

    There you go! The ultimate faceoff! Matt vs. Ben.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Is there a gay subtext to LOGAN'S RUN?

    by Renata

    Why else would Bryan Singer be interested? The original had a great first half and an unwatchable second half. The stuff with Peter Ustinov was horrible. Didn't they do a t.v. series in the 70s?

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 5:40 p.m. CST

    the original Logan's Run and They Live...

    by MisterGrimloch

    are both great, and don't need any "modern reimagining", or proper "updating". jeus fucking christ, can't any of you fucking imbecile ever look beyond the era of the production and see a film for its ideas? of does it all have to be a CGI bonanza of dogshit, masking a horridly done script? Matt Damon? are you fucking kidding me? and to the asshole who said in an earlier post that the Michael Keaton Batman "commands" more respect than the deliberately campy Adam West series, i say, go fuck yourself, cocksucker. those Burton movies were a slight cut above decaying fecal matter (of which the Schumacher movies were a large cut BELOW) and nothing more than highly marketed vehicles for big name stars who are nothing but caricatures of their most well known roles. Batman, starring Michael Keaton, was a total joke, and Keaton utterly sucked. and, as the thoughts of the times attested to, he was a foolish casting choice. yes, the Adam West show was properly a campfest, because, ummmmm, sorry kids but comic books are silly. ok? got that, you stupid sacks of shit?

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I thought when they remade Logan's Run they called it Minority R

    by empyreal0

    "everyone runs". remember that from the trailer? yes, I know, Minority Report was based on an original Philip K Dick story, but the presentation was VERY similar. I can't imagine a Logan remake looking like anything other than a either a cheap attempt to mirror Spielberg's effort a couple years back, or a rehash of the Gattica / Brave New World formula. Hmm.... all these movies about a callous omnipresent government that turns on the main character before he realizes it's a very bad thing. interesting that this seems to be an obsession of sorts for some writers, doncha think?

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I Smell a Trilogy.

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Now that LOTR is done we need a New Trilogy to rant over. There are three books.I can't remmember what happened in any of them, so all the movies will be a suprise. Thank you alcahol!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:07 p.m. CST

    One of my favorites...

    by BarryAdams67

    Yeah, despite the flaws, this has always been one of my favorite scienc fiction films -- I guess more for the potential than for the actual merits as a film, but I love it. Jenny Argutter was probably my first film crush, and she was freaking gorgeous in this movie (and in American Werewolf in London). Matt Damon would be an excellent choice for Logan -- Ben Afflek could do Francis just fine, but that would be too damn precious. Maybe Colin Ferrell. I think Katie Holmes would be a good Jenny -- but you must keep the casual nudity. As for the lousy effects in the original, if memory serves, they actually received an Oscar for special effects related to the use of laser holography in film

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:07 p.m. CST

    They need to remake it in German and call it "Run Logan Run"

    by empyreal0

    Or maybe they should just rerelease it as an exercise video.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:08 p.m. CST

    casual nudity involving Katie Holmes? I'd be there!

    by empyreal0

    good thinkin, chap.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Sure, why not?

    by Roj Blake

    As much as I'm a fan of the original LR, and as much as I'm largely against this remake craze that's sweeping the nation, this may well be a case where it certainly wouldn't hurt to try. Damon's a good actor - he'd make a great Logan, I think. The original film looks ~so~ dated at this point, an update may not suck entirely. Just keep it surreal...but keep Tim Butron away from it.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember the TV show?

    by Kieran

    Long before I ever saw the movie, I loved the spinoff TV show. I know the show didn't last long, but as a very small child I found it fascinating. Logan was played by Gregory Harrison, and Jessica by Heather Menzies, who you may remember as one of the von Trapp kids in the Sound of Music. I remember my mother made me Sandman PJs. I loved those PJs even more than my Kung Fu PJs, and that's saying something. The movie itself hasn't aged well, but the premise remains pretty damn cool. I just hope they don't let Tim Burton or "Marky Mark" within an ape's paw of this thing.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:42 p.m. CST

    "Re-Imaginings" = Crap

    by TheWoodMan

    Pardon me if I don't exactly get my hopes up.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run TV series

    by Wrath of Caan

    Kieren, I do remember the TV series. I believe it aired on CBS and lasted only three episodes. I thought it sucked mostly because they brought Francis, along with the entire undestroyed city, back. Do happen to know how many episodes were shot and in the can. I always wanted to see the unaired episodes.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST

    "C'mon Logan...get in the water."

    by Blue_Demon

    Hey Renata, now that I think of it, Logan's Run DID have a bit of gay subtext to it, or can be seen as having such. Francis acted like a jilted lover when Logan ran off with Jessica. I was a kid when I saw the original in theaters years ago and I remember those awesome guns, the robot Box ( yeah, he didn't age well )and the great score by Jerry Goldsmith ( was it Goldsmith? ). Incidentally, I have a friend who looks EXACTLY like Jenny Agutter did in the movie, hairstyle and all. I told her about it and she said she never even heard of "Logan's Run." ( she's 20, understandable ) I agree with the poster who said Kiera Knightly would be a good Jessica 6, and Christian Bale as Francis is GENIUS casting! Those cheekbones, that stare. He'd be the perfect dedicated Sandman. And Goldsmith is still with us! Reprise! Heh-heh. Ahhh...life's too good. Oh, MasterGrimloch, you okay? You're kind of...tense.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 7:34 p.m. CST

    the tv series...

    by newc0253

    ..ran 14 episodes from 1977-78. i could have sworn there were a lot more, but that's the nostalgia of childhood for ya. the blasters were cool. i think there was some kind of shuttle/hovercraft thing too, but i'm probably just confabulating that as well.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I CANT HOLD BACK MY EXCITEMENT

    by MontyPigeon

    What great news. Another shitty remake, who would've thought? Hooray, rejoice. Another film gets destroyed just because no one has a single original idea. Can we start making remakes with animals playing the leads and all other parts. TURKEYS DAWN OF THE DEAD!!! Where in the world of Turkeys, there is zombie turkeys eating each other. Would be more fun and worth our money. Time to take your mouth away from the Jizz Pipe Affleck, your great mate is about to swallow some in the name of film. :(

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Jude Law as Logan, Christian Bale as Francis

    by DansLaLuna

    Mmmmmmm, I need some time to be alone with this.........

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 8:22 p.m. CST

    They Live

    by imaampfs

    Im with Gredenko, could you imagine what They Live could be if it was done right! The story is amazing and with all they can do now in FXs what a frickin movie that would be. What do you think Harry, pull some strings lets make a movie.

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Why doesn't Matt Damon ever grow his hair out?

    by Charles Grady

    When will Matt Damon ever grow out his hair? Long hair rules. Think Kurt in Escape from New York. Think Cruise in Mission Impossible. Swayze in Road House. Depp in most things. Longer hair is in, yet Damon always has that shitty 1994 bowl haircut where it's close around the neck and sides, a little longer on top. We know Affleck can't grow out his 'fro anymore cuz he wears a piece, but Damon needs to experiment with a new look. Grow it long, Matt. I think he's in some vampire movie next year with locks, but it's clearly a wig, since he was doing interviews on the set and the hair was the same boring length. Grow your hair out, Damon!

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon would stink as Logan

    by arwilson

    Sorry, I'm ready for a Logans Run redo, but Matt Damon would stink as Logan. When will he go away?

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 10 p.m. CST

    Martin Henderson(Snake Plissken Jr.), Tom Cruise or a young Lanc

    by StoneMonkey

    Matt Damon? C'mon, Harry. Granted, THE BOURNE INDENTITY was great, but Damon as Logan 5?

  • Jan. 13, 2004, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Never saw the movie, but Jerry Goldsmith's score is brilliant.

    by Osmosis Jones

    Go buy a copy at Film Score Monthly's website before they sell out. Oh, and I loved that joke on Newsradio when Dave admitted that his favorite movie was Logan's Run.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 12:22 a.m. CST

    We're already living LOGAN'S RUN...

    by FrankDrebin

    ...movies, music, tv shows and games are all designed for the 18-39 demographic. Once you're past that, you're invisible. I've got gray in my hair, so I got turned away from a preview for a Quentin Tarantino film. At least I'm old enough to have seen Jenny Agutter in WALKABOUT (mmm...donuts...).

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Wow, some of you geeks seem very caught up in Matt's personal li

    by CranialLeak

    Who cares who he's dating? Eva Mendes? Good for him, she's hot! And Bourne Identity was a superior spy movie. I'd see another one like that any day over the last 10 James Bond movies. Word of advice, stay away from Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and the like. It makes you look and sound like some lonely housewife who sits around all day and reads The Enquirer. Stick to the movies, people. Stick to the movies.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Anyone notice how Battlefield Earth ripped off all the grown ove

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Lest we forget the original...

    by atomicdumbass

    Jenny Agutter in Logan's Run is a NUCLEAR REACTOR of RAW BONER POWER. You know what was frustrating? She and Logan make it to the really cold ice cave and she says: let's get naked. GOOD IDEA! So they bust out their weaponry and we get a glimpse of her jiggly lusciouness...AND THE CAMERA FOCUSES ON BASIL EXPOSITION! What the hell? I didn't even get to see if the drapes match the carpet!

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Ah, Jenny Agutter

    by ATARI

    http://www.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/1085/10239_0010.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Agutter,%20Jenny -- mastibatory fantasy girl of my youth.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling would make a better Logan 5

    by Drath

    Five years ago, I actually thought Matt Damon as Logan 5 and Ben Affleck as Francis 7 could work. But they're both so obviously not still in their twenties now that the whole horror of these young people killing each other and living such brief lives will be lost if they go that route. A remake should do what the original didn't and feature younger actors. It's not like there aren't any with talent out there. People like Ryan Gosling (The Believer, Murder by Numbers) or James McAvoy (Children of Dune, Band of Brothers) would be smarter choices. Get 30 year olds and it'll be Equilibrium all over again.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 10:08 a.m. CST

    And Michael York should play "Old Man"

    by Drath

    Well, he's not that old, but I'm saying it just for kicks. Roscoe Lee Brown would probably do better, but I'd rather he provided the voice for the mandatory CG Box. How many homages can you have?

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell should play the robot that says, "Fish, and plank

    by Slugworth

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Nick Stahl as Logan!

    by Johnny Smith

    Jake Gyllenhaal as Logan 5, Gigi Edgley or Jena Malone as Jessica 6, Nick Stahl as Francis 7, (errr, those are only if you keep the death age at 21), Michael York as the Old Man, Roscoe Lee Brown as the voice of Box, and name two of the Old Man's cats "Richard" and "Jordan".

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 3:18 p.m. CST

    damon is hunky

    by cooper2000

    If they do a remake Damon could be good. Hopefully he is shirtless a lot. You think Michael York could be the old man now? I read the book and it was ok. Radically different ending.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run (the film) is very overrated

    by Lost Skeleton

    It did not make nay sense at all. Maybe the book makes more sense. Hell, who am I kidding...I don't read! "2" 7/4/04

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Great Idea / gredenko ...

    by Itchy

    Remaking Logan's Run is a damn good idea. Me likey. Just don't fuck it up - replace Farrah's role with Jessica Alba and replace Peter Ustinov's role with Hulk Hogan ... "Have you seen that cat, BROTHER?" Gredenko - great call on They Live, but you're a few years too late. They already remade it ... and called it "The Matrix". Definately need to update it, though. Roddy Piper was a shitty idea from the get go ... they should have gone with Jimmy "Superfly" Snooka.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Jenny Agutterrrrrrrrrr ...

    by jbreen

    Walkabout, Railway Children, American Werewolf, Equus. The Eagle Has Landed, Snow Goose and Logan's Run. I remember seeing each of those flicks as a young dude and thinking 'Oh My Gawd." She was something. The photo over at imdb doesn't do her justice at all: she was the quintessential English Rose. In her 50s now, the last time I saw her on screen she was in the BBC series 'Spooks': even made to look kinda dowdy a la Helen Mirren in 'Prime Suspect', she still looks de-lovely, if you ask me.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Logan's run was cool but flawed

    by Rupee88

    The basic plot and story of Logan's Run were great, but the 70s film was cheesy in parts. A Bryan Singer remake could be lots of fun...I hope it happens.

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 7:48 p.m. CST

    definitely due for a re-make. Coule we please have McTiernan at

    by Superpaddy

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 8:38 p.m. CST

    i just shit my pants.

    by theThingFromTheS

    no, really.......

  • Jan. 14, 2004, 8:54 p.m. CST

    BLUE_DEMON I would like to meet your friend, especially if she h

    by Smeg For Brains

    but seriously Jude Law for Logan 5. That would be awesome. He's a little older than 30, but could easily play younger.

  • Jan. 15, 2004, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Logan's Run... I don't get it

    by CrymeLord

    I somehow spent 32 years on this planet without seeing Logan's Run. So finally I got a chance to see it. This great masterpiece of sci-fi and indeed of all of cinema would wow and astound me. The movie is so wrought with faults that I don't know where to begin. And now I wonder if people were just swept up at the time or perhaps just madly devoted to the book (which I am sure is good). I couldn't believe how bad Logan's Run is. The story meanders, and we are somehow supposed to believe that Logan somehow overloaded just by talking to it? There were so many possibilities with this movie, and none of them were realized. The old man bit was just too funny. At the end they just decide to leave the old man. "See you later old man. Sorry but you are too old and feeble to follow us. Just wait here and I'll see if I can blow up the computer with my mind and free humanity. Instead of a short life filled with limitless pleasure, I will give them a long, bitter existense." Logan's Run is amateurish filmmaking at its best.