2:40pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Logan's Run' Remake Taps 'Hunger Games' Writer
The Hunger Games screenwriter Peter Craig is ready to dabble in one of the properties that inspired it.
Warner Bros. has tapped Craig to work on Logan's Run, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The remake of the cult classic 1976 movie has long been in development, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg set to helm back in 2015.
The original film from director Michael Anderson centered on Logan (Michael York), an executioner in a society that kills its citizens once they reach the age of 30 as a way of conserving resources. He ends up on the run after becoming sympathetic to a group of underground railroad of Runners. The film adapted the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
It's appropriate that Craig is tackling the film, which Kinberg himself described in 2015 as "the granddaddy of Maze Runner and Hunger Games and so many of these books and movies now."
Craig penned the scripts to both installments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, as well as the Chris Hemsworth war drama 12 Strong. He is also working on the upcoming Top Gun sequel.
Craig is repped by CAA.