'War Games' Remake Gets Director Seth Gordon

The 'Horrible Bosses' filmmaker will develop and direct this remake of the 1983 MGM hacker classic.
Seth Gordon will direct the War Games remake
Seth Gordon will direct the War Games remake
Director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has signed on to direct a remake of the 1983 classic WarGames for MGM.

The original WarGames, which starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, centered on a whiz kid computer programmer who finds a way inside the government's military computer system. Seth Gordon will develop the screenplay for MGM, which has a spate of remakes in development including RoboCop and Carrie.

Little is known about the story, but it is said that the studio is giving Seth Gordon a lot of room to craft a new story set in the 21st Century.

No production schedule was given for the WarGames remake yet.

WarGames was released June 3rd, 1983 and stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, Dennis Lipscomb. The film is directed by John Badham.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (11)

  1. moviegeek

    This movie was classic because .. oh nevermind. Why waste my breath.. err.. letters.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  2. m2

    THIS IS GETTING A REMAKE?? NOOO!

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  3. CUPID

    Come on!!

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. Michael Reser

    Since the United States isnt at some type of standoff with any country like during the Cold War, which pretty much was the main focal point of War Games, there would really be no modern day comparison to develop a story for a proper remake. Use the title for your movie if you want to. just come up with an original story and dont brand it as a remake!

    3 years agoby @michael-reserFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    Another 80's classsic washed down the drain!!! In these economic hard times how can Hollywood just throw money away!!!??

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Writer220

    Well I won't be watching it since I loved the original.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. thedude-abides

    It was only a matter of time before this got the dreaded reboot. Given the rate technology is moving, this one will probably become a generational affair in terms of remakes.

    I do wish they would leave it alone, however. I'm a huge fan of the orig.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Yveske

    there was a sequel wargames the dead code

    3 years agoby @yveskeFlag

  9. Dan

    ........

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. The King of Thorns

    Why is this being remade???

    3 years agoby @rexspinasFlag

  11. The Boondock Saint

    I hope he does the original film justice, the matthew broderick film is phenomenal. definitely one of his best.

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag