Ryan Gosling has signed up to star in a remake of the 1976 Science Fiction film, "Logan's Run," which is based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
The remake will be taken on by Warner Brothers and producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman. Nicolas Winding Refn has signed on to direct.
In the futuristic movie, Logan is a "Sandman" whose job is to track down and kill citizens who "run" from society's demand that when they reach 30-years of age (it was 21-years in the book) they will be voluntarily executed. Logan begins to sympathize with the "Runners" and becomes one himself when his 30th birthday gets closer. The Runners try to find a place called Sanctuary, where they can keep living.
Gosling and Refn worked together previously on the movie "Drive," about a stuntman who discovers that a contract has been put out on his life, which is set for release on September 16, 2011.
Several high-profile filmmakers have been attached to the project before Refn signed on, including Rinsch, Bryan Singer, Robert Schwentke and Joseph Kosinski.
Gosling was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe award for his performance in "Blue Valentine" and received an Oscar nomination in 2006 for his starring role in "Half Nelson."