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Do you want to play a game again? WarGames gets a remake

06.23.2011

Before you can even finish recuperating from the recently released preview of the FOOTLOOSE remake, Hollywood is yet again diving back into the 80s for more material to drag into the 21st century.

The tech-thriller WARGAMES is getting a remake at MGM, which is apparently trying to survive post-bankruptcy by cannibalizing and regurgitating their own back catalog (POLTERGEIST, CARRIE and ROBOCOP remakes are among their other projects, and their RED DAWN remake is done and awaiting release).

The remake is coming from THE KING OF KONG director Seth Gordon, who will have to figure out how to update the comparatively archaic technology in a way that will excite the iPhone generation. Gordon's dark comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES opens on July 8th.

The original 1983 hit starred Matthew Broderick as a teenage computer whiz who hacks into a US military computer to play some global thermonuclear war simulations, only to inadvertently place the planet in peril. It was directed by John Badham (STAKEOUT) and also starred Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman and a huge circuit box named WOPR.

The movie was followed in 2008 by WARGAMES: THE DEAD CODE, a low-budget pseudo-sequel you probably never saw unless you were in it.

Extra Tidbit: Unless they follow through with global devastation at the end of this remake, I'm not too sure how many surprises or thrills there will be to expect...
Source: Deadline

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9:46PM on 06/24/2011
you are killing my childhood hollywood, why not just remake every damn 80s movie now. God i hate how fake hollywood is!
you are killing my childhood hollywood, why not just remake every damn 80s movie now. God i hate how fake hollywood is!
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12:26PM on 06/24/2011
Hollywood, stop it. Stop it Hollywood.
Hollywood, stop it. Stop it Hollywood.
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11:20AM on 06/24/2011

SMFH

Really? Is there anyone in this technologically advanced World that doesn't know that computers are NOT that dangerous? I mean are they going to make Joshua like SkyNet or something? As for the hacking, there's no way the protagonist would not do time for almost starting global thermal nuclear war. You know some ideas are just good only once because of the time they were born. War Games is one of them. Bad idea, MGM.
Really? Is there anyone in this technologically advanced World that doesn't know that computers are NOT that dangerous? I mean are they going to make Joshua like SkyNet or something? As for the hacking, there's no way the protagonist would not do time for almost starting global thermal nuclear war. You know some ideas are just good only once because of the time they were born. War Games is one of them. Bad idea, MGM.
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11:04AM on 06/24/2011

Well... We'll see!

Quite frankly, this could make a good remake if done properly (ok, bring the thumbs down!)...
And just like SlickNick wrote there a few movies that could use a good remake if, AGAIN, done the right and respectful way... Just think about it, movies lakie THE MONSTER SQUAD, WAXWORK, SUNDOWN Vampires In Retreat, SPACE TRUCKER or PHANTOM (with Charlie Sheen, Wherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid & Nick Cassavetes) with today's SFX !
Quite frankly, this could make a good remake if done properly (ok, bring the thumbs down!)...
And just like SlickNick wrote there a few movies that could use a good remake if, AGAIN, done the right and respectful way... Just think about it, movies lakie THE MONSTER SQUAD, WAXWORK, SUNDOWN Vampires In Retreat, SPACE TRUCKER or PHANTOM (with Charlie Sheen, Wherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid & Nick Cassavetes) with today's SFX !
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9:50PM on 06/24/2011
but most likely it won't be done right, great movie but sooo dated & lack of the element of surprise, other movies have come close like enemy of the state,, firewall, even Live Free or Die Hard. How can this work? hackers
but most likely it won't be done right, great movie but sooo dated & lack of the element of surprise, other movies have come close like enemy of the state,, firewall, even Live Free or Die Hard. How can this work? hackers
8:19AM on 06/25/2011
You're probably right Philalva, most likely... But I want to keep having faith it will be one of those few time when a remake is good... They could do it as a period film, set in the 80's, or do it with an old military decommissioned computer, so outdated that the "modern" hackers wouldn't know about... Or something !
NAAA, you're right, it'll probably suck ! hehehehe
You're probably right Philalva, most likely... But I want to keep having faith it will be one of those few time when a remake is good... They could do it as a period film, set in the 80's, or do it with an old military decommissioned computer, so outdated that the "modern" hackers wouldn't know about... Or something !
NAAA, you're right, it'll probably suck ! hehehehe
7:21AM on 06/24/2011
Hollywood, why cant you remake 80's movies that didnt do well, there is a huge pile of titles to choose from. Film fans get upset when our beloved classic movies are remade for no good reason. If the majority of flim fans had it there way, remakes, presquels and direct to DVD sequels wouldnt happen that often.
My point is...if you are going to remake movies, use movies that were unpopular, that way everybody is happy.
Hollywood, why cant you remake 80's movies that didnt do well, there is a huge pile of titles to choose from. Film fans get upset when our beloved classic movies are remade for no good reason. If the majority of flim fans had it there way, remakes, presquels and direct to DVD sequels wouldnt happen that often.
My point is...if you are going to remake movies, use movies that were unpopular, that way everybody is happy.
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5:25AM on 06/24/2011

You know what's super-funny?

They literally just made a straight-to-video sequel to the original film a year or two ago. This is becoming disgraceful for film fans. Make sequels to 20-year-old + films, THEN reboot them and make sequels and make EVEN MORE MONEY!!! ... fucking pathetic. go fuck yourselves, b-list hollywood execs.
They literally just made a straight-to-video sequel to the original film a year or two ago. This is becoming disgraceful for film fans. Make sequels to 20-year-old + films, THEN reboot them and make sequels and make EVEN MORE MONEY!!! ... fucking pathetic. go fuck yourselves, b-list hollywood execs.
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4:53AM on 06/24/2011
Actually WarGames could use a reboot to modernize the tech and even military. Chew on this Strategic Air Command no longer exists, the Cold War enters its second decade of ending, also the fact that now hacking is starting to be an economic threat with the takedown of Sony, and attacks at the CIA, G-Mail and what not.
As for modernizing a Post Cold War world what about the story, the chase? That's where I can see failure and given the crop of actors and actresses they keep shoving down a
Actually WarGames could use a reboot to modernize the tech and even military. Chew on this Strategic Air Command no longer exists, the Cold War enters its second decade of ending, also the fact that now hacking is starting to be an economic threat with the takedown of Sony, and attacks at the CIA, G-Mail and what not.
As for modernizing a Post Cold War world what about the story, the chase? That's where I can see failure and given the crop of actors and actresses they keep shoving down a necks we'll likely see a WarGames remake with the cast of Twilight, agh.
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4:17AM on 06/24/2011
omg! I hate you, Hollywood !!
omg! I hate you, Hollywood !!
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2:38AM on 06/24/2011
I can't fathom how much of this movie they would have to change in order for it to be relevant today.
I can't fathom how much of this movie they would have to change in order for it to be relevant today.
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2:11AM on 06/24/2011

Not Good

This movie was based on the premise that nobody knew anything about computers. You can't replace the two leads(Broderick is gold) and (Sheedy is the love of my non life) so why replace or remake it. You could but souldn't. Why not just remake Project X. Shit. I shouldn't have said that now, they will.
This movie was based on the premise that nobody knew anything about computers. You can't replace the two leads(Broderick is gold) and (Sheedy is the love of my non life) so why replace or remake it. You could but souldn't. Why not just remake Project X. Shit. I shouldn't have said that now, they will.
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9:52PM on 06/24/2011
excellent point, this movie was well ahead of modern times, now the times are way ahead of it, especially nearly 30 years later, this remake will never work.
excellent point, this movie was well ahead of modern times, now the times are way ahead of it, especially nearly 30 years later, this remake will never work.
1:26AM on 06/24/2011

I see nothing good coming of this

I grow weary of such follies.
I grow weary of such follies.
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1:12AM on 06/24/2011
Did they learn nothing from the failure of Wargames 2: The Dead Code?
Did they learn nothing from the failure of Wargames 2: The Dead Code?
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11:27PM on 06/23/2011

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Dear MGM,
Fuck you.

PS. Release Cabin in the Woods already.
Dear MGM,
Fuck you.

PS. Release Cabin in the Woods already.
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