Could Carl Rinsch finally be getting into feature territory? The popular commercial director was attached to direct the Alien prequel before Ridley Scott decided he wanted to do it himself. Then he wowed everything a few months ago withe excellent sci-fi short The Gift, which you can view below.
Now Heat Vision is reporting that Warner Bros is in talks with the director to helm Logan’s Run, an update to the 1976 film starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett. It was based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson about “a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.”
The project has been long gestating, with Bryan Singer attached to direct at one point before Superman Returns. Heat Vision reports that Robert Schwenke (Flightplan), James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), and Joseph Kosinski (upcoming Tron Legacy) were all attached at one point. Now we wait as Warners is looking at new writers for the project. In the meantime, check out The Gift.
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
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