Dean Israelite in Talks to Helm WarGames Remake
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.24.2014
Another day, another remake...
Deadline reports that Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is now in negotiations to direct a remake of WarGames for MGM Studios. Seth Gordon was previously attached to direct the film.
Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) is set to rewrite the script, which was recently written by Noah Oppenheim.
The 1983 film starred Matthew Broderick as a computer genius who hacks into a government system and thinking it's a game, accidentally starts a computerized countdown to a nuclear weapons launch. The film later received a DTV sequel in 2006, WarGames: The Dead Code.
In addition, The Wrap reports that MGM is looking at Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Tye Sheridan (Mud) as potential actors to star in the film.