Back in June, MGM hired Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) to develop and direct a new movie based on director John Badham's 1983 thriller, War Games, which starred Matthew Broderick as a computer prodigy who almost starts World War III when he hacks into a military supercomputer. At the time, Gordon predicted that it would be "a long time" before the movie would be ready to go into production because they still had to "write it and then cast it." While it's likely still far from the casting stage, at least the project has progressed to the writing stage as Deadline has reported MGM has hired TV news producer-turned screenwriter Noah Oppenheim (Hardball, Today Show) to pen the script. more about the War Games remake >> Posted 08.22.11 by BrentJS
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With MGM now out of the mountain of debt they were buried under, the studio is digging into their archives for one of their next projects with 1983's War Games. The movie starred Matthew Broderick as a high school student who uses his acoustic coupler modem to inadvertently break into a military supercomputer and, thinking he's playing a computer game, almost starts World War III.
Deadline reports MGM has hired director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) to help develop the War Games remake into a more modern context. Gordon is not unfamiliar with gaming, having directed the 2007 documentary The King of Kong, which followed a battle between two men attempting to claim the highest score in the arcade console version of "Donkey Kong". In an interview with Collider, Gordon expressed his excitement about the project. gordon excited to head into falken's maze >> Posted 06.24.11 by Ryan
We're well seasoned when it comes to suspending disbelief and buying into a fairly incredible premise. But as technology becomes more advanced, it seems movie storylines are becoming even more implausible and outrageous. Disney's Tron: Legacy follows an abandoned son (Garrett Hedlund) who is transported into a computer world in order to find his missing father (Jeff Bridges). Digitizing a human being and placing him in a cyberworld could be a difficult plot for audiences to swallow ... if they hadn't already bought it in the 1982 original.
But Tron isn't the only movie to proclaim that "technology can do anything." We look back on 10 movies that take technology to the limit — and then kept going and going.
Is your favorite on the list? >> Posted 12.17.10 by reelz