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'WarGames' Remake Finds New Director and Writer

June 25, 2014 (8:28 am) GMT
'Project Almanac' helmer Dean Israelite is replacing Seth Gordon, who was previously attached to direct the remake, while Arash Amel will pen the script.
'WarGames' Remake Finds New Director and Writer

MGM is currently remaking 1980s favorite "". The studio, which recently remade "", "" and "", has hired Dean Israelite ("") to helm the upcoming film, replacing Seth Gordon. Set to pen the script is Arash Amel who previously wrote 's "".

For now, not much has been revealed about the movie. A new report from The Wrap suggests that "" actor and "" star 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 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 "" was released direct-to-DVD back in 2008.

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