Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Another Remake

Hollywood has decided to use current technology to remake a cult 1980s science fiction film.

Yahoo! reports that the thriller WarGames will be remade.

"Global thermonuclear war is coming back to a theater near you. And, fittingly, a gamer is helping make it happen," it wrote on Tuesday.

It said news company Deadline had reported that the 1983 film was getting rebooted by MGM, who have chosen Seth Gordon, the man behind the video game documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters", to direct.

The orginal starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Broderick was a computer whizkid who hacked into a government network to entertain himself. He accidentally triggers World War III.

It was a hit hacker film before 1995's Hackers, which starred Angelina Jolie.

WarGames was credited as the first film to reference the security term "firewall" but it was also Broderick's first big hit, made before Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

"Gordon, meanwhile, endeared himself to gamers with his breakthrough 2007 documentary about competing Donkey Kong players. His latest work, the comedy ‘Horrible Bosses', opens July 8th," Yahoo! wrote.

Other MGM remakes in the pipeline are Mr Mom, RoboCop and Poltergeist.

See the original article here: http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/797-wargames-remake-coming-from-king-of-kong-director

Alistair Anderson

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