BIOSHOCK's Ken Levine Writing LOGAN'S RUN Script!!!
Hey guys! Horrorella here...
Exciting news! Deadline is reporting that Ken Levine, co-founder of Irrational Games and creater of the Bioshock franchise, has been hired by Warner Bros. to script the remake of LOGAN'S RUN.
Warner Bros. has been trying to get an updated version of the film off the ground for awhile now. At one point, Bryan Singer was developing it, then it was taken up by Nicholas Winding Refn and would star Ryan Gosling (which, admittedly, would have been very cool). But now, it looks like they are opting to bring Levine in and start from scratch.
Levine and Irrational Games have garnerd praise from gamers and critics alike for their work on the Bioshock games. The most recent installment, Bioshock Infinite, was released in March, to massive acclaim.
Apparently, LOGAN'S RUN is a bit of a passion project for Levine, which I could totally see. With the dystopian setting and the morality themes at play, it seems like he would be all over it.
In fact, in a 2008 interview with Eurogamer, Levine cited the 1976 LOGAN'S RUN as an artistic inspiration for Bioshock.
I looked at a guy like Andrew Ryan [Rapture's creator] - and a lot of guys that have a strong belief in a philosophy - and they always have great ideals. The trouble is philosophies are these ideals and people are not ideal. And what happens when people mix up with these ideals? That's what Rapture is - really interesting ideas screwed up by the fact that we're people.
I have to be honest, this is pretty much the coolest thing I've read all week. I absolutely love the work that Levine did on the Bioshock games. He is a phenomenal story teller, and I can't wait to see what he does with those skills in a new medium. Especially on a project that is so obviously in his wheelhouse.
What do you guys think?
Follow me on Twitter
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- The Bat Cowl from BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in the hall! -- 98 total posts 98 posts
- There's a new awesome filming location for STAR WARS 7!!! -- 88 total posts 88 posts
- Beginning of a flood of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Comic Con Artwork?!?! -- 155 total posts 72 posts
- Marvel Debuts Special ANT-MAN Poster For Comic Con! -- 91 total posts 49 posts
- Behold The Blazing New Poster For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES!! -- 196 total posts 32 posts
- Sony Says Fuck It, Announces Release Dates For THE SINISTER SIX And THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3! -- 326 total posts 31 posts
- Marvel sets one additional 2018 release date! -- 91 total posts 30 posts
- SDCC '14: Title logo for WARCRAFT! -- 37 total posts 26 posts
- EXPENDABLES 3 launches a ton of Comic Con posters! -- 86 total posts 25 posts
- He's not 007 anymore, but Pierce Brosnan is still kicking ass across Europe in the full trailer for THE NOVEMBER MAN! -- 71 total posts 22 posts