WarGames reboot still alive
It seems that yet another classic eighties film is due to be rebooted, literally in the case of WarGames, the flick about computers, hackers and global thermonuclear war.
Oh, and noughts and crosses, of course. There are no winners in war… or noughts and crosses.
This reboot has actually been on the cards for quite some time, although everything has been so quiet on the cold-war-inspired-film-front lately that many had probably forgotten this project.
MGM hasn’t though, as the news has emerged via The Hollywood Reporter that Noah Oppenheim has been drafted in to write a script.
Who? Well, quite, as Oppenheim isn’t a proven name yet, his current catalogue of works not actually having hit the silver screen (The Maze Runner won’t be out for another two years yet).
It is, perhaps, a slightly odd choice but we guess we’d better give the film studio the benefit of the doubt that this isn’t purely a budget related move.
Exactly what angle they’ll be coming from with this reboot, we’re not sure, as the original film is obviously heavily mired in eighties culture, politics and references. How well will a modernisation of that work?
Hopefully better than WarGames: The Dead Code, the sequel which came out a few years back, featuring a teenager playing a terrorist attack simulator. We’ve not seen it, but judging from the reviews at the time, we didn’t miss much.
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