Before BioShock and System Shock 2 designer Ken Levine became known for games, he tried his hand at screenwriting in Hollywood. It didn’t work out. Years later, he’s coming back for for a special project.
Deadline reports Levine is taking a crack at the long-in-development Logan’s Run remake, which has been circling at Warner Bros. for years. Directors Bryan Singer and Nicolas Winding Refn were both attached at different points, but it never came together.
Logan’s Run, originally released in 1976, envisions a world where overpopulation has resulted in natural resources being stretched dangerously thin. As a result, all humans are killed at the age of 30. Problem solved! The original film followed a character named Logan 5, as he attempted to avoid his fate.
Levine is the latest writer receive the assignment, and he's cited Logan's Run as an inspiration in the past. It’s unclear who Warner Bros. has in mind to direct.
Logan’s Run will apparently not take away Levine from his day-to-day at Irrational Games, either. The studio is currently working on story-based downloadable content for BioShock Infinite. No details on what stories Irrational might be following up on, yet alone hinting at a release date, have been revealed.