Sunday, August 21, 2011

1980's Classic "Wargames" Getting A Remake

Source: Deadline and Screen Rant  
WarGames Poster
 Anyone who was a kid in the 80s will remember the classic film Wargames.  Well, as it turns out, Wargames is getting a makeover.  The website is reporting that the 1983 John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Wargames, Short Circuit) classic is getting the reboot.  As you may recall, the original starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, The Cable Guy) told the story of a young computer genius who hacked into a government system and (thinking that it's a game) accidentally initializes a computerized countdown to a nuclear weapons launch which could in turn cause World War III. 
  As of right now, Seth Gordon is attatched to direct. You may recall Seth Gordon as he is no stranger to films about video games. Gordon directed the documentary King of Kong.  More recently, he helmed the film Horriable Bosses.  Let's hope that the remake isn't as bad as the 2006 direct-to-dvd sequal Wargames: The Dead Code. 

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