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The King Of Kong Director Is Launching A WarGames Reboot

Illustration for article titled emThe King Of Kong/em Director Is Launching A emWarGames/em Reboot

Global Thermonuclear War is coming back to the big screen courtesy of the man who brought a battle between two Donkey Kong high score warriors to film. Seth Gordon, director of 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is re-directing WarGames.

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Deadline reports that Gordon is tackling a reboot for MGM of the 1983 movie in which a teenage hacker breaks into what he thinks is a video game company's computer network, but turns out to be a U.S. military supercomputer. Global nuclear war almost ensues.

The original film spawned a Colecovision game in 1983 and in 1998 was the basis for WarGames: DEFCON 1, a game for the PC and PlayStation. The Cold War thriller also had a sequel of sorts, WarGames 2: The Dead Code, which no one saw in 2008.

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The original WarGames showcased simple PC games, including checkers, chess and the fictional Falken's Maze. Who wants to place some bets that MMOs and first-person shooters, all running on the WOPR 360, will replace them in the reboot?

Illustration for article titled emThe King Of Kong/em Director Is Launching A emWarGames/em Reboot

'King Of Kong' Director Seth Gordon Ready To Play 'War Games' In MGM Reboot [Deadline]

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WillSerenity
WillSerenity

Yay! More remakes from Hollywood that no one asked for or wanted! Hollywood needs original ideas, not recycling what came out 20+ years ago! -_-