Former Today Show producer Noah Oppenheim has been hired to write the screenplay for the upcoming remake of MGM's 1983 computer thriller War Games. The original film is a classic, I recently watched it again for the first time in years and really enjoyed it.
Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon is set to direct the remake of the film which follows a computer hacker, played by Matthew Broderick, who finds a back door into a military computer program, and gets involved with a pretty heavy video war game. He thinks he is just playing a regular video, but in reality the game could end up triggering WWIII by launching nuclear missiles at the Russians.
I'm not a big fan of the fact that this movie is getting remade, but I can see why they would want to do it, especially now with how much technology has changed since the early 80's. Things are much more sophisticated now, and I think there's a lot of room to play with that and still keep the spirit and fun of the original film. One of our writers Tiberius brought up a good point saying how it will be interesting to see how "Gordon translates this aspect to todays multi-player online games" into the film. There's some many different ways this movie could turn out.
As much as I loath remakes I'm interested to see how this turns out, especially since I thing Gordon has some talent, I love Horrible Bosses. What do you all think?