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Ryan Gosling Is Out Of LOGAN'S RUN!!

The Kidd here...

If there was one thing that had me feeling optimistic about the idea of a new LOGAN'S RUN, it was the partnership between Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn bringing it to the screen. Well, today, that duo got halved on that picture with Gosling dropping out of LOGAN'S RUN and Refn left without a lead for the film.

Variety's Justin Kroll broke the news this morning on Twitter, stating,"Rough news for those LOGAN'S RUN fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project." There's no further explanation as to why Gosling chose to remove himself, but does it really matter? He's gone, and he ain't coming back, so it's back to the drawing board for Refn in finding himself someone to build the flick around. 

I know I can't be the only one disappointed by this turn of events though.


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run off.

    by Smerdyakov

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    This doesn't really need to be remade, does it?

    by Big_Daddy_Nero


  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    drive was damn good

    by jsfithaca

    what a shame that gosling dropped out. hopefully they'll work together again someday

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    And BTW has the teaser poster for Die Hard 5.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Good 'ol smirking Willis, with the copy " YIPPIE KAYEE MOTHER RUSSIA" plastered over his face. Will this be more comedy than action, along the lines of RED?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Wasn't that movie with the NSync guy called In Time

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Preaty much a Logan's Run remake?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Respect for Ryan Gosling just went up

    by Bobo_Vision

    And now the movie producers will be making phone calls to the king of shitty soulless remakes....Colin Farrell.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I say good riddance

    by Logan_1973

    Logans Run was one of the first films I had been a huge fan of post STAR WARS, and was also the first film I saw tits. LR has always had a place in my core (hence my name) and I have been curious. to see a fresh take on it. Gosling is good but I didn't think he could carry the whole thing.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    remakes only work if the original was bad

    by animas

    the black hole of creativity in the film industry still can't figure that out. They will continue just doing impersonations ala star trek, looper, etc... instead of real acting, real writing.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    JGL. Duh.

    by Fawst

    I mean, is it that tough?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by doom master

    Logan's Run? God dam children of the 70s and their insatiable unrelenting NEED to force feed the younger generations CRAP they grew up with. All this remake horseshit is a direct result of it.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I Couldn't Give A Fuck!!

    by Baron Von Penguin

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile, I've never been able to get through the original.

    by Fawst

    Way too much cheese. I'm definitely the target market for this remake: someone who doesn't know the original or hold it in high regard. Is this really untouchable?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    This project is dead in the water now.

    by happybunni

  • I kid, because I love.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Just watch the 70s version on blu-ray

    by ATARI

    Nothing can beat the perfection of Jenny Agutter.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I agree, I hope they didn't end their friendship over this.

    by Randy

  • I kid. But seriously, I'll bet that's what happened. Anyways. Yeah, Jenny Agutter, hot as hell. Cannot save that movie. Even as a kid, the sexy stuff wasn't enough to keep me interested -- and I used to be entertained by Andy Sidaris films! What does THAT tell you?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I hope Refn still checks on Gosling's cats while he's on vacation.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I'm deeply invested in this relationship.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I like Refn, but why do a remake?

    by Steve Lamarre

    Money, I suppose. He gotta eat. Can't do indie films all the time. Gosling, you should know that, help ya buddy out!

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Run Runnah!!!!

    by J

    Best homage is in Free Enterprise. Second best is Family Guy episode when Brian is cornered by Sandmen and points outs Snoopy. Just sayin'

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by DickBallsworth

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, and, yeah, DON'T REMAKE!! n stuff...

    by J

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    It was a very unusual film to start with...

    by Darkness

    and never really warranted a remake, by all means. The original was all over the place, but interesting. The highlights for me were: Michael York's bewilderment; Jenny Agutter's sexuality, and Jerry Goldsmith's oblique original score. I always had an affiliation with Lucas' "THX-1138" because of it's unconventional approach and daring tenacity with the "Original" idea of Dystopia (Yeah, i know: George Lucas), but it's sad to see the Refn/Gosling collaboration being somewhat detracted over the concept of a remake...Well, maybe it's a blessing. Look forward to "Only God Forgives" though.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    How the fuck do you pronounce Refn anyways?

    by Fawst

    I'm not a Dane.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Gosling found out Logan's Run had dialogue and said F-This!

    by Fievel

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Anybody else ever read

    by J

    the original novels and short stories this was based on? Actually quite good. I remember Logan's protracted rape scene by a bunch of randy young women who dope him up with a Viagra-type drug as being pretty memorable. I think if they go back and stick closer to the source material, it might be alright.... Just sayin'

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Read the book people...

    by ames prather'll find that it's actually SIGNIFICANTLY different than the '70's movie turned out to be. There were no domed cities, everyone was tracked by satellites, Sanctuary DID exist, it was an orbiting space station serviced by the last of the remaining shuttles. Very different from the original and rife with opportunity for a remake that sticks closer to the original material. As a matter of fact, there were three books "Logan's Run", "Logan's Search", and "Logan's World". ??Pseudo?? Out

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    The plot is pretty old now.

    by Smerdyakov

    It's been used on every sci-fi show from Star Trek to Stargate Atlantis. Sometimes improved.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Rather see a remake of "Soylant Green"

    by Smerdyakov

    Which takes place two years from now.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Are you sure it wasn't ... you 'entertained yourself' while watching Andy Sidaris films?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Good, gosling is awful


    Same stupid look on his face in EVERY fucking film he does.

  • Really hope Gosling stops making chick flicks and does continue the road that took him to Drive and that Gangster flick (forgot the name). Hes a talented dude, if he doesn't waste his time with crap.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Big Willie Style

    by Black Jack iii comes Will Smiff!!!!

  • please no tin can robots

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I'm ok with a PORN remake of it

    by Ricardo

    He has to fuck all the women he can before his cock is cut off by age 30.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    That's because Gosling's a smart dude...

    by Eric Brown

    And probably saw the writing on the remake wall.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    WHAT?? A remake of a shitty 70s movie?? FUCK U HOLLYWOOD!!!!1

    by Adam D. Kline

    Seriously, all those futuristic hotel escalators and disco pants-n-haircuts? Yikes...

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling is not a sign of good things

    by twogunjames

    When the fuck did that happen? When did you start looking forward to movies because Gosling was the lead? There are about 6000 better actors in the world who could carry a film like Logans Run. You must have been one of those people who thought his performance in Drive was some kind of genre shattering brilliance right? And not just Gosling playing a mentally ill person who could drive (and look a little) like Ryan O'Neal in The Driver.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    how about channing tatum

    by Stephen

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    they already fucking remade this as the island

    by rakesh patel

    and i recently watched logans run, yep it feels aged as well.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    70's disco pipe lights - like in buck rogers.

    by rakesh patel

    I fully expected that trend to happen and it fucking never did. you know what i'm talking about bidy bidy bidy

  • it's been done a million times already.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I always called it....

    by Ninja Nerd

    ...Logan's Diarrhea. Kind of ran on and on into stupidity. Didn't hate it, but it was pretty weak. The TV series was dreck. The books, however, were not terrible as is usually the case when Hollywood gets involved. I think the best example of "two screenplays diverged in a wood (Holly)" is 'I, Robot' Read Harlan Ellison's and then see the abortion Will Smith was in. Wow. Only exceeded by Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers' which I will ALWAYS argue was and is pure shit. Yeah, many folks feel Verhoeven did some masterful play on RAH's fascist view of the world. I submit that he's an idiot who missed the points in the book completely. Would have probably enjoyed Gosling and Refn's remake, but who knows if this turkey will ever fly.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Anyone who says the original "Logan's Run" movie is "shitty"...

    by Ray Gamma

    Is presumably a spoiled dipshit with the attention span of a fried egg, who was born sometime in the past 20 years in an era where films have become so effortlessly slick and professional-looking that huge cinematic turds are now being shat out by studios at a phenomenal rate that matches the rhythm of the dipshits' jaws munching on their overpriced carcinogenic popcorn. In other words, fuck you.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I forgot what I was going to say...

    by Gary Makin

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    taylor. lautner.

    by vulturess

  • With nudity and shit. Imagine how weird that would be.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    *Oh yeah

    by Gary Makin

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    The Hoff is still available, so not all is lost.

    by D o o d

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by Punisherthunder

    Why hasn't this been reported yet?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Solent Green not two years from now

    by Rod Hammack

    Takes place in 2022 ...

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Neither is 'Soylent' Green ...

    by Rod Hammack

    Typo ...

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's a relief.

    by Smerdyakov

    The original story was set in 1999.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    gmakin: Got you. With Luke and Leia making love on ice on Hoth.

    by Smerdyakov

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    future distopia

    by 2soon2eat

    I want to see this, make it grim

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I like the original, but I don't think it merits revisiting.

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    I like the movie as it stands, with all of its wrinkles and lumps showing. It's a fine treatment of the source, which it doesn't strictly adhere to. But how can anyone think this merits a reboot? There just can't be enough people out there that are nostalgic for - or even remember - the original. If it does get made, I demand Krull and Dreamscape remakes next. Leave it alone and do something original.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Too bad about Vaughan

    by Samuel Fulmer

    First Class is the only good X-Men movie.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Didn't even know this movie was still being made...

    by Andrew Coleman

    If I had to bet it was because the studio was looking to make something a little more like Transformers than Looper or something. Oh well. Gosling is the man.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    "I demand Krull and Dreamscape remakes next"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Dreamscape already *was* kinda remade as Inception...

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    There is no Sanctuary (for remakes).

    by Bill C.

    (It was right there.)

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    fuck remakes, are there any new ideas anymore?


  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    The reason could be Gosling's directorial debut.

    by albert comin

    Directing is very time consuming and he might not have time for both playing lead in a big movie and directing another. The reason can be as simple as that. It still has Refn attached, so there's hope yet. All he needs is find another good actor.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    DREDD Fallout Continues, Crushes ALL HOPE! So pleased.

    by Nintendarth

    DREDD's colossal collapse has caused the deaths of dozens of big-screen sci-fi hard-edged epics, and this LOGAN'S RUN collapse is just another in the list. J.A.V. LOGAN'S RUN! HAHAHAHA! Terrific news. Ryan Gosling being out of the project means the real reason is he turned tail and fled from the sinking ship. AWESOME! You go, DREDD! Keep crushin' sci-fi dreams, as you will for about a decade!

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Thank DREDD also for the push-back against ROBOCOP!

    by Nintendarth

    As they retool it further and further to placate the dumb audience w/PG-13 tasers.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Nintendarth

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Fish and sea greens, plankton and protein from the sea...

    by animatronicmojo

    As long as there are see-through togas; smokey, slow-motion disco orgies; and people getting blown up in luge suits and hockey masks... HOW could this not be a hit!?

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    It's The Island remake

    by KalVilmer

    Remake of 2005 The Island with Ewan McGregor.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Only good Gosling Film:

    by evilnerd

    "the believer"...'nough said.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    It was John Carter, not Dredd, that started the sci-fi collapse.

    by Smerdyakov

    But what the hell, you can do amazing Sci-Fi on TV now.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    This is fuckin spectacular!

    by cory

    This movie would benefit in no way from being remade. Leave it the fuck alone

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by Nintendarth

    You're right - it was JOHN CARTER that started the public turning like a lethal wave of raw hatred against traditional old-school science fiction. What's especially delicious about watching this all go down is how excited the fan community was about JOHN CARTER. They were literally begging for their own dark destiny, working for years to bring about the film that would be the instrument of their own favorite genre's destruction. Why, the mind boggles considering how many projects might have been made with the budget that went to JOHN CARTER. But, no - they had to have their JOHN CARTER. People on this site even worked TOWARD getting a JOHN CARTER movie made, never knowing it would lead to sci-fi becoming so utterly and completely hated that studios are working hard NOT to make it clear that ANY of their projects include sci-fi elements and are slashing projects like LOGAN'S RUN, pushing projects like ROBOCOP away, etc. It's fantastic to watch. I don't want to watch the world burn. Just SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW.

  • Watching America spiral into a race to the bottom has been tremendously entertaining as we see the dreams of so many hopeful souls dashed to pieces. The future is a place where HONEY BOO BOO commands millions but NASA scientists are out of jobs! Where Kardashians can launch campaigns on the internet for designer handbag companies but a man pleading to get some financing for the cure for cancer goes unheard. Diseases like spinal meningitis are making tremendous comebacks while candidates for office promise to slash the funding of medical research. The quest for alternative fuels and renewable energy are seen as anti-American! It's glorious, I tell you. Glorious.

  • We've reached such a point of zero-empathy as a culture that people in the US can literally sit on a bus and play Angry Birds while someone is being beaten beside them and they'll do one of three things: 1) cheer on the guy doing the beating 2) film the beating with their cellphones 3) keep playing Angry Birds

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    People should be made to live in the world they want.

    by Nintendarth

    And this is the world that people in the US seem to want. And the world is giving it to them. Enjoy.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Nintendarth, the problem with that argument is...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...that we've done better in our own real 2012 than anybody writing about it 60 years ago thought we would. Technological advance just took a different direction than people in the 60's and 70's thought it would. We didn't get a space program, because ultimately a space program gives you very little quality of life return on investment. It's an engineering spectacle, but ultimately a Potemkin village achievement. The fact that it hasn't been pursued but that computers and biotechnology have been is actually a social plus in my book. And I say that even though as a kid in the 70's I would have fucking loved to grow up and go to Mars, believe me.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    A lot of people talking shit on this talkback.

    by Keith

    A *lot*.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The Island

    by Keith

    That was a remake of The Clonus Horror, not Logan's Run, although I can see that there's conceptual overlap.

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by Jeff

    Gosling is great. The idea of a "Logan's Run" remake isn't. I could absolutely give a shit if this gets remade or doesn't. Won't see it either way.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by Nintendarth

    What needs to be asked is to what end the computer revolution happened. The answer is Angry Birds. The defense rests.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Logan's Run was 6th rate sci fi anyway

    by Jt

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    When Gosling enters an empty room it becomes even more empty.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    The more things Gosling is out of, the better. Acting talent of a milk bottle, the presence of kelp.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Oh GOD no more remakes

    by Sepulchrave

    Can't you see you're committing cultural suicide like the Communist Chinese?

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 3:53 a.m. CST

    That's one less pretentious sob we're gonna have

    by chien_sale

  • That movie has nothing old school about it. Nothing at all.

  • Fuck this fickle bullshit! Gosling is a good actor, fuck those who bash him just because they feel it's time for backlash because it's the cool fashionable thing to do.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    @Mr djangos_revenge

    by albert comin

    In the audio comentary of the Valhala Rising DVD, Refn says he would love to make a Holywood blockbuster, he would love to have that experience in his life. So, "Logan's Run" is as good as any. I'd love to see a Holywood blockbuster done in Refn's fashion, should be interesting to watch.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Josh Gosling?


    Was he the slightly retarded looking slice of manbeef that mumbled his way through that Rufus Winding Refn movie Driving? So weird how you get your crush's name wrong, Asimov. Is Josh the name of the goat you fuck while talkbacking? It gets better, Asi.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Nintendarth, you're my kind of misenthrope.

    by Smerdyakov

    The kind who can draw actual pleasure from the failure of everything.

  • Oct. 26, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Actually, it's not pleasure from FAILURE, Smerdyakov

    by Nintendarth

    It's pleasure from people doing stupid or thoughtless things & expecting amazing result - or, even more pleasurable, DOING incredibly stupid things & expecting amazing results. Anyone with a brain knew audiences would never, ever go to see JOHN CARTER no matter how it was made. The general American population has worked hard & put a lot of man-hours into stopping all thinking, shuttering every dream of the past. Too much work. Too much ambition. In fact, ambitious people are now seen as worthy of scorn. Tallest of the poppies & all that. This is nothing new - it's been going on for centuries. It's just that with the internet, the slovenly voices of the unwashed idiocy now have a forum. And a big, loud forum where farts and dissertations on love have the -exact- same weight and merit in th eyes of the public. Literally EVERY idea now holds the same weight, and NOBODY but a select few see a problem with it. Geek culture is a fringe thing. It always has been and it always will be. I believe it is essential to let one's freakflag fly. But there are a TON of opportunistic arsenaughts out there who want the cake & to eat it too & who want to be normies by day and closet geeks by night. It's disgusting & it hurts everyone, but they want it and do it. As a result, we get all those articles of a few years ago on the covers of every magazine touting GEEKS RULE - WHY NERDS ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND THE WORLD. Of course, these articles never seem to get that the general audience at home is laughing AT the people on THE BIG BANG THEORY & that the same general audience thinks Sheldon is a horrible person who deserves to be tortured by thumbscrews simply because he likes science fiction. They don't get that they're despised by normies & always will be. So they've gotten arrogant, big on themselves & convinced that the things they like are adored by everyone. And they've managed to trick gullible producers into shelling out money for projects over and over that are guaranteed to fail, like DREDD. DREDD was guaranteed to fail because it's DREDD. It could be the greatest movie EVER - and many say it's one of the best action movies in a decade & marvelously entertaining, and it may be - but as long as it's based on an obscure Brit comic book it's never going to be anything else but a total washout failure. Yet the movie got made. So, yes, I do take glee in seeing it crash and burn, because I knew it would, and anyone with a brain knew it would. Because quality doesn't matter. Story, acting, production - nothing matters. All that matters is the boom boom tits boom tits tits boom. NOTHING else matters. Literally. Nothing. That is the heart and soul of all succesful moviemaking, if you judge success by box-office. And as long as your main hero wears a funky helmet and body armor and talks weird, you're not bringing the boom boom tits boom. My hatred isn't for people, it's for their worst instincts.

  • Oct. 27, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Gosling should make a movie with Ed Norton.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks