Back in February 2011, we reported that Ryan Gosling was finalizing a deal to star in the Logan's Run remake for Warner Bros., reuniting with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Today, we have word from Variety reporter Justin Kroll that Ryan Gosling is no longer involved.
Ryan Gosling drops out of Logan's Run
Rough news for those LOGAN'S RUN fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) October 25, 2012
It isn't known why the actor has parted ways with the sci-fi remake, although it may have something to do with scheduling conflicts. We reported in August that the actor will make his directorial debut with How to Catch a Monster, which he is also starring in alongside Christina Hendricks.
It hasn't been confirmed if Nicolas Winding Refn is still involved with Logan's Run or not. The original was based on William F. Nolan's novel and starred Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Farrah Fawcett. The story is set in a future where everyone's death is pre-determined. Those who choose to make their own fate are known as "runners," who are hunted by Sandmen. Michael York plays a Sandman who goes on the run himself when his number is up.