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Logan’s Run Remake Signs BioShock Creator To Pen The Script

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LoganThere’s an ancient Zen koan you may have heard, it goes like this:

One day a Student asked his Master, “Master, how do you interest the managing editor of Giant Freakin’ Robot in an unnecessary remake of Logan’s Run?”

The Master thought for a moment. Then he threw scalding hot tea into the Student’s face and screamed, “The Internet hasn’t even been invented yet, you idiot!”

It’s possible I may have made that all up. Either way, the answer the Master should have given is “Hire the guy who created BioShock to write the script.” Clearly Warner Bros. knows that truth, because they have indeed signed Ken Levine, the writer of the video game BioShock, to write a new script for the long-in-the-works remake of 1976’s Logan’s Run.

A Logan’s Run resurrection has been in the works for ages, with X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Bryan Singer keen to helm a reboot that never quite came together. He finally left the project in 2006, after years of trying to get it going. More recently the project had attracted director Nicolas Winding Refn and actor Ryan Gosling, but Gosling backed out last fall. Now it’s back to square one, but as far as foundations go, hiring Levine is pretty damn solid.

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Watchmen May Have Helped Kill The BioShock Movie

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Of all the would-be game-to-movie adaptations that have been in the works over the years, the failure of the BioShock project is one of the ones that stings the most. Aside from being an amazing game, BioShock created a rich and detailed world that would have been amazing up on the big screen. Given that we have yet to see the first truly great video game movie, it’s no real surprise that the BioShock film eventually floundered. But what specifically caused the BioShock movie to crumble? Believe it or not, it might all come down to Zack Snyder’s Watchmen.

A few years back, BioShock looked like it might actually come together in an amazing way. Universal had given the project an impressive $200 million budget, and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was at the helm. But just as things were looking promising, Verbinski backed out of the project, and it all collapsed in on itself soon enough. Edge Online recently caught up Ken Levine, co-founder of Irrational Games, and he shared his insights about why BioShock fell apart:

There was a deal in place and it was actually in production at Universal, and Gore Verbinski was directing it. And what happened was — this is my theory — it’s a very big movie and Gore was very excited about it and he wanted to make a very dark, what he would call a ‘hard-rated’ horror film — an R-rated film with a lot of blood. Then Watchmen came out — and I really liked Watchmen — but it didn’t do well for whatever reason and the studio got cold feet about making an R-rated $200 million film.

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Life-Size BioShock Big Daddy Statue Up For Sale On eBay

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Is your home missing that certain something? The conversation piece that your friends won’t be able to stop talking about? Well, look no further, because you, yes you, could bring home a life-size statue of the BioShock videogame’s iconic, diving-helmeted Big Daddy. It even comes with its very own Little Sister to escort around and protect while she’s draining corpses of their precious, precious ADAM. And it can be yours, courtesy of eBay, assuming you can beat the current bid of $6,490.