“WarGames” Getting a Reboot

A few million years ago Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy co-starred in a film in which the duo joined forces to stop a nuclear war, armed with little more than an IMSAI 8080 and a Walkman. If folks are serious about remaking this film, they're gonna need to upgrade the technology.

Seth Gordon, best known for his incredible documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," is attached to direct a remake of the 1983 Cold War thriller, reported Variety. Gordon is actually an inspired choice, as he's made watching people play video games more entertaining than anyone dreamed possible.

The original "WarGames" was a huge hit, finishing fifth at the box office for the year, and out-earning films like "Risky Business" and the James Bond adventure "Octopussy," while launching the careers of both Broderick and Sheedy.

And as dopey as the film feels looking back, it's thematically relevant to our day and age, even with the Soviet Empire's fall more than 20 years ago.

Gordon's next film, "Horrible Bosses," starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, opens July 8.

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