The lights are on
Director Seth Gordon blew up in 2007 when he released the fantastic Donky Kong-based documentary, King of Kong. Since then, though, he's been stuck directing TV shows and middling comedies like Four Christmases and the upcoming Horrible Bosses. Not so for long; Gordon will be returning to movies based around video games when he directs an upcoming MGM reboot of the '80s thriller War Games.
Revealed last week by Deadline, there is little information about this reboot at the moment. The original dealt with a nuclear missile crisis related to a computer program running military simulations. Deadline reports that MGM will be granting Gordon creative freedom to expand on that story as he sees fit and make it work in a modern setting with the much more sophisticated technology.
Personally, I just hope that we get a Matthew Broderick cameo and that the computer in the movie is still named WOPR.
That was a great documentary. Remaking War Games could go either way. If it is cast well then should be a solid hit.
So I was hacking into NORAD's mainframe.....
This is so exciting!
I never really liked War Games. I don't really know why. The kid sorta got on my nerves a little.
if anyone can make a good war games movie, it is this guy. The king of kong was a great movie!Billy mitchell should make a cameo in this movie!
THANK GOD. That sequel was horrible. un-watchably so.
I loved War Games back in the day, hope this "reboot" doesn't disappoint. I guess we can count our blessings that Uwe Boll isn't directing it.
What will happen when Hollywood runs out of things from decades past to reboot? Not much from the 21st century onward is even reboot material so we can't just start the cycle over...
Super. Let us replace a perfectly good movie that was interesting at the time it came out with a bunch of l33t speaking e-tards that will spend half the movie teabagging "commies" and listening to emo music.
Or worse, WOPR will proclaim zerging the "commies" with nukes is a n00b tactic, but turtleing is also fail. In the end it will proclaim tic-tac-toe as stupid, and requires a dumbed down winnable version with shiny graphics. Therefore, it creates skynet and zerg rushes humanity because it figures it cannot be called a n00b if it just exterminates our existence.
Yeah... cannot wait...