Michael York was, maybe satirically, already 33 when he was provided the position of Logan 5. According to a 1974 issue of the New York Times, the actor set to star in Christopher Fry’s play “Ring Across the Moon” (itself tailored from a French play referred to as “Invitation to the Citadel” by Jean Anouilh) on the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles when the script for “Logan’s Run” was mailed to him. Michael Anderson was already connected to direct, and York was wanting to work with him once more. The 2 had only in the near past collaborated on the 1975 movie “Conduct Unbecoming,” and had evidently developed a very good rapport (the 2 would additionally finally work collectively on the 1986 TV film “Sword of Gideon”). York, nevertheless, had little interest in the script (by David Zelag Goodman) and instantly handed.
It wasn’t till, of all folks, his driver really useful the script to him that he reconsidered. As he tells the story:
“I used to be so silly […] However, happily, there was a youthful actor within the firm who had been delegated to drive me from Beverly Hills to the Ahmanson, and we grew to become associates. He requested if he may learn the script and I stated, ‘After all.’ The following morning, he turned up — truly wagging a finger at me — and stated ‘You have to do that! You do not perceive. It is urgent all my buttons!’ So I owe that actor a very good deal. I went to MGM and all of a sudden, I used to be doing it.”
That actor’s identify was not revealed.