Ryan Gosling has pulled out of the remake of science fiction film Logan's Run.
The Canadian hunk was attached to star as 'Sandman' Logan 5 in a new version of the 1976 futuristic drama, about a man who tries to outrun a mandatory death sentence that awaits all 30-year olds.
But Entertainment Weekly has reported that the new film version will be based on the original 1967 sci-fi novel by William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, in which the age was 21, making Ryan too old.
Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn had been attached to direct the project, but there's no word on whether he will still go ahead.
He and Ryan are already reuniting for the crime thriller Only God Forgives, due next year.
Work on the remake of Logan's Run has been under way for over a decade. Warner Bros began development in the mid-1990s. Bryan Singer was brought in in 2004, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts in 2006.
Tron Legacy's Joseph Kosinski was hired as the new director in 2007 before moving on, and Carl Erik Rinsch got the job in 2010.