Nicolas Winding Refn Talks Logan's Run Remake. Nicolas Winding Refn directs the planned remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan's Run. Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) spoke to Total Film magazine about going back to the source novels for inspiration, "I realised that everything that was cool was actually in the original novels which are much more grim, dark and neo-realistic." Logan's Run tells the story of an enforcement operative named Logan. At odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21, Logan plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.
In a future where the masses are systematically put to death upon reaching a certain age, those who attempt to cheat death are dubbed "runners" and pursued by formidable operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is fast approaching that fateful age, and when he decides to run, the stage is set for the ultimate chase. Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) will direct the remake from a script based on the original 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The successful 1976 original starred Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Farrah Fawcett, which spawned a spin-off TV series and comic book.