Breakups are never easy. That's why we're hoping that Ryan Gosling leaving Warner Bros' adaptation of "Logan's Run" doesn't mean the end of his collaborations with director Nicolas Winding Refn.
Variety's Justin Kroll tweeted out yesterday that the star had severed ties to the sci-fi film.
"Rough news for those LOGAN'S RUN fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project," he wrote.
"Logan's Run" was set to be the third collaboration for Gosling and Refn, who had previously worked on "Drive" and the yet-to-be-released "Only God Forgives." For a while, the two were looking like best buds, set on making visual, violent films together forever, but that sadly seems like it's not the case.
by Danica Davidson
The original “Logan’s Run,” a sci-fi story about people being killed once they reach the age of thirty, is in the process of being remade under the watchful eyes of Danish writer and director Nicolas Winding Refn. This time around people are getting killed off at the age of twenty-one, and Ryan Gosling stars as the lead.
Wanting to know what the next step is to get Logan up and running, MTV News spoke with Refn at San Diego Comic-Con last week. According to him, the script is still being worked on. “Logan’s unknown run,” he joked.
The director is going to be working on another movie in February, but that doesn’t mean this science fiction tale has been bumped aside. Far from it, in fact -- Refn expects the script to be finished by the end of the year.
Button up your overcoats, because winter is coming back already.
Though the first season of "Game of Thrones" just ended, casting on season two has already begun. Entertainment Weekly has the news that "Tudors" actress Natalie Dormer has landed the significant role of Margaery Tyrell in the show's second seasons. Though she initially has a smaller role in the books, Margaery becomes a crucial character in "Storm of Swords" and "Feast For Crows," presumably the basis for seasons three and four.
In the casting news after the jump, find out who replaced Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle's "Trance," which "Thor" star has been cast as the lead in "Pacific Rim," and what two exciting films Ryan Gosling has lined up.
Well, I guess now we know why Joel Silver was so confident about "Logan's Run" the other day. The producer recently told MTV News that the long developing sci-fi film was "in a place that we're really happy with," and he certainly wasn't kidding.
Deadline reports the breaking news that Ryan Gosling is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. to star as Logan 5 in the forthcoming remake. Gosling will reteam with his "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn for the project, which is based on a screenplay written by frequent Danny Boyle collaborator Alex Garland.
And that's not all: according to Deadline, production on "Logan's Run" begins this fall.
We're not always wild about the idea of remaking classic pictures, but there are a few exceptions. We're excited about "The Thing," for example, if only because it promises to elaborate on the story that precedes the John Carpenter horror flick -- which itself was a remake, so there!
Another remake we're psyched for is "Logan's Run." Not to take anything away from the 1976 Michael York-starring adaptation, but this is a compelling story with a rich science fiction world that could absolutely blow the roof off given today's filmmaking capabilities. But development on the remake has been difficult, to say the least. Numerous attempts have been made to bring "Logan's Run" back to theaters, with directors like Bryan Singer and, most recently, Carl Rinsch attached to the project at various points.
Right now, the film is without a director. But that doesn't mean it isn't still coming together. Speaking with MTV News, superstar producer Joel Silver was quite confident that "Logan's Run" still has a good chance of becoming a reality "soon."
Let's be clear here: 3-D, as in conceived and shot from the ground up using 3-D technology. The age of the 3-D conversion isn't quite over, but it is in the process of dying a painful, rasping death. 3-D from the get-go is the new truth. And it's a truth that mega-producer Joel Silver intends to embrace as some of his upcoming projects start to come together.
"I'd like to make 'Logan's Run' [in 3-D]," he said. "It's a movie I've always been intrigued with, excited by. We're writing a script now and that should be a big 3-D movie and it should be devised and shot in 3-D. I think if we can pull it together, then it would be." Read More...
For well over 10 years now, numerous Hollywood producers and directors have done their best to remake "Logan's Run," the classic 1976 science fiction film about a dystopian future where no one is allowed to live past the age of 30. The film has passed through capable hands belonging to Bryan Singer, Joseph Kosinski and others. Today, a new director is reporting to Carousel to try his luck at renewing the remake: Carl Erik Rinsch.
Rinsch presents a curious case. While he's an unknown quantity to the mainstream moviegoing populace, the filmmaker is a red hot commodity in the Hollywood circuit these days. Best known for his work as a commercial director, Rinsch — considered a protege of director Ridley Scott's — has seen his name attached to a number of high profile projects in recent weeks and months. Read More...