All this time we thought Carl Rinsch was going to take on Ridley Scott’s much talked about Alien prequel but instead he’s going after another classic. According to THR, he’s signed on to direct the sci-fi flick Logan’s Run, which is based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. It was also adapted into a 1976 feature film that starred Michael York and Farrah Fawcett.

According to the trade, this adaptation has been in development since the mid-nineties when Warner Bros first acquired the rights to the story. Only in the past few years has it experienced a real surge in development moving from Bryan Singer eventually on to Rinsch.

Rinsch is a popular commercial director who has worked under the tutelage of the Scott brothers (both Ridley and Tony) and was gearing up for the Alien production before Ridley decided to direct the film himself. Logan’s Run isn’t a bad replacement and has just as many eerie sci-fi elements, just in a different capacity.

Logan’s Run centers on a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.

What do you think of Rinsch as the director of the new Logan’s Run?