Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Blade Runner 2' Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: New Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Flies Into The Galaxy Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Watch: Zack Snyder Teases The Full Trailer For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' & Upcoming IMAX Event Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Ryan Gosling & Edgar Wright Talk 'Lost River,' Shooting In Detroit, And Advice For First Time Filmmakers Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix & Marvel's 'Daredevil': The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Netflix's 'Daredevil' Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel's Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Action-Packed Footage In 2 New “Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spots, Plus Watch Interviews With The Entire Cast Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Watch: Trailer For 'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' Starring Michael Caine & Rachel Weisz Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Joss Whedon Says He's Not Making 'Avengers: Infinity War' Because It's "A Young Man’s Game" Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing Watch: Take 7 Minutes And Learn The History Of Film Editing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Called "Amazing" And "More Emotional" With "Insane Action" After First Screening Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" Joss Whedon Calls 'Jurassic World' Clip "70s Era Sexist" James Gray Bites Into 'Hard Apple' With '70s-Set Animated Crime Series James Gray Bites Into 'Hard Apple' With '70s-Set Animated Crime Series The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Watch: 11 Clips From 'WarGames' As Reboot Eyes Ansel Elgort & Tye Sheridan To Lead

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 25, 2014 at 11:41AM

Don't be too surprised that MGM, in their continuing string of remakes, is looking at rebooting the '80s nuclear fear classic "WarGames." A few years ago, "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon was attached to direct, but then that went nowhere. But the project is kicking back up again, with a new filmmaker in place and a couple of young actors being eyed to be the next Matthew Broderick.
0
WarGames Ansel Elgort Tye Sheridan

Don't be too surprised that MGM, in their continuing string of remakes, is looking at rebooting the '80s nuclear fear classic "WarGames." A few years ago, "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon was attached to direct, but then that went nowhere. But the project is kicking back up again, with a new filmmaker in place and a couple of young actors being eyed to be the next Matthew Broderick.

The Wrap reports that Ansel Elgort ("The Fault In Our Stars," "Divergent") and Tye Sheridan ("Mud," "Joe") are on the studio shortlist, while Dean Isrealite (the upcoming found footage thingy "Project Almanac") has been tapped to get behind the camera. Meanwhile, after Noah Oppenheim and Zak Penn both turned in drafts, Arash Amel of "Grace Of Monaco" fame (infamy?) will be penning the new script. And while that's all well and good, the question is whether or not this new version can even begin to tap into the dorky, early computing, hacking vibe of the original. Need a refresher?

Well, here's eleven clips from the 1983 movie that should get you through your next coffee break and then some. Remember floppy drives and computer monitors the size of refrigerators? If you don't, then you probably won't see what a big deal the redo is.

This article is related to: WarGames, Ansel Elgort, Tye Sheridan, Dean Israelite


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates