'WarGames' Remake Finds New Director and Writer


'WarGames' Remake Finds New Director and Writer


'Project Almanac' helmer Dean Israelite is replacing Seth Gordon, who was previously attached to direct the remake, while Arash Amel will pen the script.

MGM is currently remaking 1980s favorite "WarGames". The studio, which recently remade "Robocop", "Carrie" and "Red Dawn", has hired Dean Israelite ("Project Almanac") to helm the upcoming film, replacing Seth Gordon. Set to pen the script is Arash Amel who previously wrote Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco".

For now, not much has been revealed about the movie. A new report from The Wrap suggests that "The Fault in Our Stars" actor Ansel Elgort and "Mud" star Tye Sheridan are shortlisted to play the lead role.

The original version of "WarGames", released in 1983, is often considered as one of the best science-fiction thrillers of its era. It starred Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a boy who hacked into a NORAD supercomputer designed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war.

The film was a box office success. It also garnered three Oscar nominations for Sound, Cinematography and Original Screenplay. A sequel titled "WarGames: The Dead Code" was released direct-to-DVD back in 2008.

© AceShowbiz.com


More WarGames News

MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Sasheer Zamata Quits 'SNL' After Four Seasons
  2. 'Titanic' Director Is Sued by the 'Real' Jack Dawson
  3. Jennifer Lawrence Flashes Nipples and Thong in Sheer Dress
  4. Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem Officially Join Tom Cruise in Universal's Monster Film 'Dark Universe'
  5. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  6. Report: Katy Perry Is Dating Takeoff of Migos
  7. Miley Cyrus and Chris Stapleton Are Among 'The Voice' Season 12 Performers
  8. Billboard Music Awards 2017: Nicki Minaj Slays Epic Medley, Camila Cabello Makes Live Solo Debut
  9. Diddy Unveils 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' Trailer at Billboard Music Awards
  10. This Waitress Found Naked in Orlando Bloom's Hotel Room After a 'Night of Incredible Sex'

CELEBS PHOTO