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Bryan Singer is Out For 'Logan's Run'

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The coming necessary remake of Logan's Run just went from really awesome to probably shitty in about 1.5 seconds. Bryan Singer was slated not just to direct, but also write the script for the remake, but now he's out on both fronts and has been replaced by a guy who directs commercials for a living.

Joe Kosinski is the latest director to take a stab at remaking Logan's Run for Warner Bros./Silver Pictures, with talks in progress for Jayson Rothwell and Travis Beachman to pen the sci-fi film. The remake of the 1976 film deals with a society that kills their population when they turn 21 and a young man who plans a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.

I haven't the foggiest clue why Kosinski would want either Rothwell or Beachman to write the script for this film, unless he thinks they are malleable pawns he can use as a screen to write it himself. Neither of these guys has a distinguished career writing screenplays -- in fact neither of them have done anything remotely successful at all.

Where did Kosinski dig up these clowns? For that matter, where did the studio dig up Kosinski?

Logan's Run was a fantastic film and I've only seen it once, but it's probably one of the Top 10 science fiction stories of all time in my mind, and it really is a classic tale where humanity ends up screwing itself over in the future in unusual and cool ways, that is until one guy who is a model citizen within the system turns and questions it all.

It's really good stuff and I really thought it was going to get even better with Singer bringing the project to life. Now we'll get more remake junk, but I suppose that leaves Singer's schedule open to do more original material. That's better anyway, I'd take that over remakes and sequels any day.

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