BioShock creator Ken Levine has been offered the chance to step in and pen the screenplay for Warner Bros. long-in-development big screen remake of Logan’s Run, according to Deadline. That clattering sound you hear right now is that of the gaming world’s collective jaws simultaneously hitting the floor.
Levine and his team at Irrational Games wrapped work on BioShock Infinite earlier this year, with the game having hit stores on March 26, 2013. There’s been no word on what’s next from the Massachusetts-based studio beyond the planned DLC drops for Infinite, but it seems that Levine will now be busy shaping a re-tooled version of the 1976 sci-fi classic for the time being. Note that this isn’t his first flirtation with Hollywood. Levine started out as a screenwriter after moving to Los Angeles in the early ’90s; it wasn’t until he landed a gig with Looking Glass Studios in 1995 that his gameing work came into focus.
The report suggests that Warner Bros. is looking to Levine for an entirely new take on Logan’s Run, meaning he’ll start from scratch rather than relying on materials from previous efforts to develop the remake. The most recent attempt had Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn on board at the helm with Ryan Gosling set to star, though the Drive star stepped out late in 2012. It’s not clear if Refn is still involved, though it seems likely that he’s not. Previously attached directors include X-Men’s Bryan Singer and Carl Rinsch, whose 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves is expected to hit later this year.
There’s been no formal confirmation from Warner Bros. as to the accuracy of this report, but Deadline is a trusted source and you can take this news to be legit unless you hear otherwise. We’ve reached out to Levine for comment and will update accordingly here when we’ve got more to share.