If I can be honest here, I'm kind of getting tired of writing about Carl Rinsch. News about the incredibly talented commercial director has been on and off Sci-Fi Squad since the inception of the site, which would be wonderful were it not for the fact that each new post about the man seems to negate the previous post about him. Last time we visited his career, his short film The Gift was sweeping over Hollywood and there were several indications that studios wanted to turn the short into a feature with Rinsch at the helm. Developments on that front are either non-existent or incredibly quiet, however.
Now Rinsch is back in the news as the most recent name to be associated with Warner Brothers' long-gestating remake of the sci-fi classic Logan's Run. Heat Vision have all the details on the matter, but the most important thing to take away from this revelation is that Rinsch has signed no papers; this is all just talk. And considering talk is all the WB seems to ever do when it comes to Logan's Run (it perhaps seemed its realest when Bryan Singer was on the project), I will honestly be surprised if Rinsch's version ever comes to pass.
I'd love to see it, too. I think the man has a bionically calibrated eye for the fantastic, so he's a great match for the futuristic film about a society where everyone is killed when they reach a certain age. I'm just not going to get my hopes up on anything Rinsch is attached to until papers have been signed. Over at Universal the director has ties to both 47 Ronin and The Creature From the Black Lagoon, neither of which are making visible progress, and before that he was on the Alien prequel. His completion track record is looking kind of grim, which is a shame because his commercials look so damned great.