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BioShock creator Ken Levine writing 'Logan's Run' remake screenplay

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BioShock series creative director Ken Levine has signed on to pen the screenplay for Logan's Run, a long-in-development remake of the 1976 sci-fi film of the same name, reports Deadline.

The remake has been in development at studio Warner Bros. in various forms under directors Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives). Deadline reports that Levine's screenwriting duties won't pull him away from BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games, which is currently in development on downloadable content for the game.

The original theatrical version of Logan's Run is based on the 1967 book by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Set in the year 2116, Logan's Run depicts a dystopian future in which the maximum allowable age is 21 (or 30 in the film version, which is set further into the future). The eponymous Logan serves as an exterminator, a "Sandman," hunting down "Runners" fleeing from the state-imposed execution until he finds himself on the run.

Levine has a background in writing for film and theater, a pursuit he followed before joining Looking Glass Studios to work on games like System Shock 2 and Thief. For more on Levine's Hollywood aspirations as a screenwriter and playwright, read our in-depth feature on BioShock's creative director.

In an email, Levine confirmed that he was working on Logan's Run, telling Polygon he was "excited about it," but couldn't provide additional details.

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