Tuesday, October 03, 2006
WarGames Getting Nerdier Sequel
From Iwatchstuff, "It's refreshing to see that, despite all the hokey romantic comedies aimed at being date movies, there's still a movie willing to say, "just by considering buying this ticket, you will never, ever get laid." WarGames, the movie that made it sort of cool to be a hacker in the '80s (the accompanying obesity was still not cool), will have a sequel directed by Stuart Gillard according to Production Weekly:
Stuart Gillard has been tapped to helm the sequel to the 1983 Matthew Broderick film, "WarGames." Randall M. Badat has penned the next version entitled, "War Games 2: The Dead Game," scheduled to begin principal photography mid-November taking in locations around Montreal. The storyline follows a teenage hacker whose world gets turned upside after playing an online terrorist-attack simulator game against a government super-computer designed to profile potential terrorists. All hell breaks loose when Homeland Security is convinced that he's a terrorist intent on disrupting the fabric of society.
After the intense drama of United 93 and World Trade Center, it's nice to see a film willing to remind us of the inherent cool video game possibilities of terrorism."