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Irrational Games' Ken Levine is returning to his roots. No, that doesn't mean we're getting another System Shock. Levine, who started out as a film writer, will be penning the script for Warner Bros.' Logan's Run remake.
The original, released in 1976 and directed by Michael Anderson, was based on a book of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton. While the details differ, both feature societies in which citizens are voluntarily executed for the good of the community upon reaching a certain age. Interestingly, Logan's Run is known in part for its unique setting, a domed city. Levine's experience with the unique backdrops of Rapture and Columbia make this a perfect match.
According to a Deadline report, Levine isn't abandoning the video game industry. He's just taking a little break.
Irrational's most recent title, Bioshock Infinite. The title, which met delays and creative departures, finally arrived in March 2013 to significant critical and commercial success. We've reached out to both Levine and 2K Games for comment and details.
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I am so happy for him. He is absolutely brilliant. Let's just hope it doesn't take as long to make as his games. Ken don't get too Hollywood and give up on your hungry gaming fans. Just let the mainstream movie going public be equally blown away. I didn't know what a Levine fanboy I was till just now. Good or sad? probably both I guess.
Levine and Refn teaming up? Is this a dream?
Well I'm excited. This is a wonderful opportunity for him as well. He's an excellent writer and am glad he's doing this.
I'll see that. Levine has made nothing but Brilliance in his career. Good for him.
This guy is f'ing brilliant. I'm sure the movie will be fantastic
This is going to be an excellent fit. Ken is such a talented man
There is no Sanctuary!
He should definitely do it! More people should know of his great talent!
It will be interesting to see the film knowing Ken Levine wrote it. I am happy for him, he deserves all the success he has achieved. However, this means it will probably take even longer to get another Irrational game, and that makes me grumpy like a certain kitty cat.
Good for him. Levine is a brilliant man so I'm interested in whatever he does. I just hope he eventually returns to gaming.